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Microencapsulation for improved mosquitoes' repellent efficacy of cotton fabrics
(IOP Publishing Ltd, 2020-04-01)
In recent years, mosquitoes that can transfer viruses causing vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika and West Nile virus have dramatically increased and reached Europe. In 2018, a higher number ...
The role of textiles as fomites in the healthcare environment: A review of the infection control risk
Background. Infectious diseases are a significant threat in both healthcare and community settings. Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in particular are a leading cause of complications during hospitalisation. ...
Stability of Model Human Coronaviruses on a Range of Textile Fibre Types
Previous research indicates that SARS-CoV-2 persists on stainless steel and plastic for 72 hours to 7 days and appears to be less stable on porous surfaces. However, there is limited research on the stability of coronaviruses ...
From formulation to in vivo model: A comprehensive study of a synergistic relationship between vancomycin, carvacrol and cuminaldehyde against Enterococcus faecium
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) has become endemic in healthcare settings, reducing treatment options for enterococcal infections. New antimicrobials for VRE infections are a high priority, but the development ...
Development of a Silver-Based Dual-Function Antimicrobial Laundry Additive and Textile Coating for the Decontamination of Healthcare Laundry
Aims: To repurpose a silver-based antimicrobial textile coating product (Micro-Fresh 1911) as a dual-function antimicrobial laundry additive and textile coating. Methods and Results: Survival of Escherichia coli or ...