Using Copper to Fight Microorganisms

Author(s): Gadi Borkow

Journal Name: Current Chemical Biology

Volume 6 , Issue 2 , 2012

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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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Year: 2012
Published on: 30 May, 2012
Page: [93 - 103]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/187231312801254723
Price: $25

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