Only last spring the SARS epidemic sent a shiver of fear around the globe. Now scientists working at the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital of Philipps University Marburg discovered that the viruses responsible for the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) lose their terror on surfaces coated with special nanoparticles
Medical textiles with silver/nanosilver and their potential application for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections
In this article we presented an overview on the use of antimicrobial textiles, including those with silver/nanosilver, as a new approach to countering HAI by reducing the potential risk of the pathogen transmission between patients and healthcare workers. The strong antimicrobial in vitro activity of these engineered textiles was confirmed in vitro against several HAI-associated pathogens, including multiresistant strains belonging to alert pathogens.