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Copper Is The New Gold Standard For Saving Lives

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in every 25 inpatients has an infection related to hospital care. Each year, at least 2 million Americans acquire serious bacterial infections that are resistant to one or more of the antibiotics designed to treat them. At least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these antibiotic-resistant infections. One effective strategy for combating these deadly infections is replacing some of the physical surfaces in clinical settings with antimicrobial copper. Copper is rapidly becoming the new ?Gold Standard? in patient safety. The evidence seems clear that selectively converting physical surfaces in hospitals and other clin...

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