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Current Chemical Biology
ISSN (Print): 2212-7968
ISSN (Online): 1872-3136
VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 2
DOI: 10.2174/187231312801254723      Price:  $58









Using Copper to Fight Microorganisms

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Author(s): Gadi Borkow
Pages 93-103 (11)
Abstract:
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
Affiliation:
Hameyasdim 44, Gibton 76910, Israel.