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“Antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care units (ICU) kill 97 percent of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections. The study, presented at the World Health Organization’s 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, backed what research teams at three U.S.
hospitals suggested four years ago: replacing the most heavily contaminated touch surfaces in ICUs with
antimicrobial copper will control bacteria growth and cut down on infection rates.According to estimates provided by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in every 20 hospitalized U.S. patients acquires an HAI, resulting in 100,000 lives lost each year.The 97-percent reduction rate in bacteria on antimicrobial copper surfaces is the same as that achieved by “terminal” cleaning — a process that is done after a patient leaves a room.

http://www.asm.org/index.php/88-news-room/journal-tipsheets/1252-dry-copper-kills-bacteria-on-contact