Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of copper surfaces in an outpatient infectious disease practice.

  title={Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of copper surfaces in an outpatient infectious disease practice.},
  author={Seema Rai and Bruce E Hirsch and Hubert H. Attaway and Richard Nadan and Sarah E Fairey and J Fr Hardy and Geraldine P. G. Miller and Donna M. Armellino and Wilton R Moran and P. H. G. Sharpe and Adam A Estelle and J H Michel and Harold. T. Michels and Michael G. Schmidt},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={33 2},
Surfaces in an outpatient setting are exposed to multiple patients b ecome colonized with microorganisms. Copper and alloys containing greater than 60% copper reduce bacterial burdens on solid surfaces by 99.9% within 2 hours.! Copper surfaces have been found to substantially diminish the density of bacte ria to levels below those considered a risk to patients for the acquisition of an infection. 1 .; In this study, we investigated the impact of copper surfaces on the b acterial burden found on… CONTINUE READING


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