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Any member of the Viruses of Microbes community is welcome to contribute to the blog. If you would like to write a post or become a regular author, please email us at asmallerflea@isvm.org.

Anyone is welcome to contribute questions or answers to our Question page.

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    • Hi Lenzie, that is an excellent question, and the answer would depend on the phages we’re talking about. Our bodies are constantly exposed to truly phenomenal quantities of phages constantly as part of our healthy microbiota. Our immune systems regulate their presence and in turn they help us to regulate our bodies’ bacterial communities.

      For almost all phages in almost any context, they would be unlikely to affect health at all. However, phage therapy has the potential, that is now being explored, to positively impact the health of people with bacterial infections by specifically targeting the bacterial straims that are causing the infection.

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