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New insights into the antimicrobial mechanisms of copper touch surfaces

Keevil, B. and Warnes, S. (2011) New insights into the antimicrobial mechanisms of copper touch surfaces BMC Proceedings, 5, supplement 6, P39. (doi:10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P39).

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Survival of pathogens on touch surfaces contributes to increasing incidence and spread of antibiotic resistance and infection in hospitals. One way to address this could be to use biocidal surfaces in conjunction with improved cleaning regimes. Exposure to moist copper alloy surfaces, to simulate fomite contamination, resulted in a rapid kill of significant bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. We now report studies on dry surfaces with a range of pathogens to elucidate the antimicrobial mechanism.

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Centre for Biological Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 344789
ISSN: 1753-6561
PURE UUID: c8d4cffd-e92a-4281-a04b-7757e323d771

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Date deposited: 31 Oct 2012 14:39
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:13

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Author: B. Keevil
Author: S. Warnes

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