Novel strategy to block fusobacteria

Veterinary researchers patent methods for detecting and treating fusobacterial infections.

A team of researchers from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has received a U.S. patent to control and treat fusobacterial infections in humans and animals.

Created by the university's Sanjeev Narayanan, Amit Kumar, T.G. Nagaraja and M.M. Chengappa, the new technology can be used to treat infections caused by Fusobacterium without the use of antibiotics.

Fusobacterium is a well-known cause of liver abscesses in cattle and sheep and has been identified

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