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Killer rubber

发布时间:2019-03-07 06:01:10来源:未知点击:

By Hazel Muir in San Francisco, California DEADLY bugs and viruses have met their match in a new antimicrobial rubber that should curb the spread of hospital infections and make condoms a more effective barrier to sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. Earlier this year, scientists in Ohio reported that superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which resist most antibiotics, can live for weeks or months on hospital fabrics such as aprons and curtains (New Scientist, 26 February, p 5). Coupled with poor hand washing, these bug reservoirs may help spread hospital infections,