Germ Transplant Helps Women With Tough-to-Treat Vaginal Infections

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Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in women that’s usually easily treated with antibiotics. But for those who develop recurrent infections, treatment options have been limited.”

“Now, Israeli researchers report they were able to put recurrent infections into remission in four out of five women who received a “vaginal microbiome transplant.” The transplant consisted of healthy bacteria collected from the vaginal fluid of donors without the condition, the researchers explained.”

“Bacterial vaginosis affects up to one-third of reproductive-age women, the researchers said.”

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