The manuscript reviews the biocidal mechanisms of copper and its current uses in the fight against transmission
of health-associated (nosocomial) pathogens, foodborne diseases, dust mites loads and fungal and wound infections. The
manuscript also discusses possible future applications such as filtration devices capable of deactivating contaminated
blood products and breastmilk.
Keywords: Acaricidal, antiviral, biocide, copper, fungicide, nosocomial infections, wound healing, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1, personal protective equipment
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