Focus: Infection Control

Copper healthcare facility surfaces can help fight infections

A new study says antimicrobial copper can minimize pathogens in hospital rooms


A new study found antimicrobial copper can kill surface bacteria and minimize pathogens in hospital rooms, according to an article on the Contagion Live website.

Researchers from Grinnell College and the Medical University of South Carolina conducted a study focused on pathogenic microorganisms on high-touch surfaces in hospitals.

The study looked at the use of copper alloy as a replacement in several high-touch surfaces. 

Their findings suggested that copper surfaces can play a key role in curbing healthcare-acquired infections in hospitals.

Read the article.

 

 



October 31, 2016


Topic Area: Infection Control


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