H-HEALTHY LIVING

Apr 10, 2013 12:24 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Copper in hospital rooms may help patients

Having copper objects and surfaces in hospital rooms may reduce a patient's risk of developing a dangerous infection.

A new study compared the hospital infection rates of patients in rooms equipped with all copper metals to those in standard Intensive Care Unit rooms.

People admitted to the copper rooms were half as likely to develop Staph infections or MRSA compared to those in standard rooms.

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