S L Warnes
Affiliation: University of Southampton
- Inactivation of norovirus on dry copper alloy surfacesSarah L Warnes
Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 8:e75017. 2013..The use of antimicrobial surfaces containing copper in high risk closed environments such as cruise ships and care facilities could help to reduce the spread of this highly infectious and costly pathogen. ..
- Mechanism of copper surface toxicity in Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella involves immediate membrane depolarization followed by slower rate of DNA destruction which differs from that observed for Gram-positive bacteriaS L Warnes
Environmental Healthcare Unit, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
Environ Microbiol 14:1730-43. 2012..These surfaces could not only help to prevent infection spread but also prevent horizontal gene transmission which is responsible for the evolution of virulent toxin producing and antibiotic resistant bacteria...
- Biocidal efficacy of copper alloys against pathogenic enterococci involves degradation of genomic and plasmid DNAsS L Warnes
Environmental Healthcare Unit, University of Southampton, Biomedical Sciences Building, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton, United Kingdom
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5390-401. 2010....
- Mechanism of copper surface toxicity in vancomycin-resistant enterococci following wet or dry surface contactS L Warnes
Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building 85, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Appl Environ Microbiol 77:6049-59. 2011..These results also highlight the importance of correct surface cleaning protocols to perpetuate copper ion release and prevent the chelation of ions by contaminants, which could reduce the efficacy of the surface...