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TEDxDunedin - John Tagg - The Battle Between Good & Evil Bacteria

When he was just a boy of 12, John Tagg contracted an especially bad case of strep throat that led to rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is a delayed, autoimmune reaction to the bacteria that causes strep throat -- Streptococcus pyogenes. It is a very painful, inflammatory condition that makes joints swell and redden. Because rheumatic fever can permanently weaken and damage the heart, it is important to prevent a recurrence of strep. Now a world renowned microbiologist from the University of Otago in New Zealand whose targeted research has led to the discovery of S. salivarius BLIS K12, a revolutionary ORAL probiotic that prevents infection (including strep throat) where it begins -- in your mouth.
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