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Copper fittings help stop MRSA, scientists say

Copper fixtures could help hospitals combat infections such as MRSA, scientists say, because of its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

In Trafford General Hospital, copper door handles and work surfaces are replacing stainless steel in the fight against the superbug.

Combined with meticulous hygiene, the new fittings have contributed to the hospital's MRSA-free status for the past two years.

Ben Ando reports.

  • 01 Oct 2011