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Fleas and smaller fleas: virotherapy for parasite infections

Hyman, Paul; Atterbury, Robert J.; Barrow, Paul


Paul Hyman

Robert J. Atterbury

Paul Barrow


Bacteriophages are viruses of bacteria that are used for controlling bacterial food-borne pathogens and have been proposed for more extensive usage in infection control. Protists are now recognised to harbour viruses and virus-like particles. We propose that investigation of their prevalence in parasites be intensified. We also propose that such viruses might be considered for virotherapy to control certain parasite infections of man and animals.


Hyman, P., Atterbury, R. J., & Barrow, P. (2013). Fleas and smaller fleas: virotherapy for parasite infections. Trends in Microbiology, 21(5),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 26, 2013
Online Publication Date Mar 26, 2013
Publication Date May 1, 2013
Deposit Date Aug 30, 2017
Journal Trends in Microbiology
Print ISSN 0966-842X
Electronic ISSN 1878-4380
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 5
Keywords parasite; protists; protozoan; virus; bacteriophage; virotherapy; phage therapy
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