Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Copper kills MRSA
VDB's design now only 2.5% Copper
Dr. Bill Keevil of the University of Southampton was just interviewed by the New Scientist. In the article and accompanying video, he demonstrated the MRSA-killing ability of copper. In the study, his group coated copper or stainless steel plates with 107 MRSA. The copper-coated plates began to kill off the MRSA in minutes. One caveat is that the study seems to have been supported by the Copper Development Agency. Oh, wouldn't it be great if copper killed MSSA and other bacteria too?