Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 21st, 2003
The scientists studied the effect of negative air ionizers on infections caused by acinetobacter; a pathogen responsible for increasing numbers of sometimes fatal infections among hospital patients. Ionizers were placed in the intensive care unit at St. James's University Hospital, which, like similar wards across the U.K., has had recurrent problems with infections caused by acinetobacter.
For the first 6 months the researchers, from the aerobiological research group in the University's school of civil engineering,...
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