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Minnesota man faced loss of leg after antibiotics failed, but then an old remedy worked

Minnesota man faced loss of leg after antibiotics failed, but then an old remedy worked

The 62-year-old had 17 surgeries over a decade to rid his leg of a stubborn infection that lingered after knee-implant surgery. He had no way of knowing his eventual cure lay in a bacteria-killing virus known as a "phage," found writhing in a sewer treatment plant.

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