Wood materials for limiting the bacterial reservoir on surfaces in hospitals: would it be worthwhile to go further?

  title={Wood materials for limiting the bacterial reservoir on surfaces in hospitals: would it be worthwhile to go further?},
  author={Muhammad Tanveer Munir and Florence Aviat and Didier Lepelletier and Patrice Le Pape and Laurence Dubreil and Mark Irle and Michel Federighi and Christophe Belloncle and Matthieu Eveillard and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Pailhori{\`e}s},
  journal={Future microbiology},
Aim: To assess the activity of Quercus petraea (oak) on five bacterial species/genus frequently involved in hospital-acquired infections for evaluating the interest of going further in exploring the possibilities of using untreated wood as a material in the hospital setting. Materials & methods: We studied the activity of Q. petraea by the disk diffusion method. Results: Q. petraea was active on Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter coalcoaceticus-baumannii complex, two bacterial species… 
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