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Survival of Bacterial Strains on Wood (Quercus petraea) Compared to Polycarbonate, Aluminum and Stainless Steel

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Laboratoire Innovation Matériau Bois Habitat Apprentissage (LIMBHA), Ecole Supérieure du Bois, 7 rue Christian Pauc, 44000 Nantes, France
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Your ResearcH-Bio-Scientific, 307 la Gauterie, 44430 Le Landreau, France
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Laboratoire MiHAR EE 1701 S, Institut de Recherche en Santé 2, Université de Nantes, 22 boulevard Benoni-Goullin, 44200 Nantes, France
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EA 1155 IICiMed, Institut de Recherche en Santé 2, Université de Nantes, 22 boulevard Benoni-Goullin, 44200 Nantes, France
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PAnTher, INRAE, École Nationale Vétérinaire, Agro-alimentaire et de l’alimentation Nantes Atlantique (Oniris), Université Bretagne Loire (UBL), 44307 Nantes, France
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UMR INRA 1014 SECALIM, Oniris, route de Gachet, CS 40706, CEDEX 03, 44307 Nantes, France
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CRCINA, Inserm, Université de Nantes, Université d’Angers, Angers, 44200 Nantes, France
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Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, 4 rue Larrey, 49933 Angers, France
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Laboratoire HIFIH, UPRES EA3859, SFR 4208, Université d’Angers, 49933 Angers, France
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The two first authors contributed equally to this work.
Antibiotics 2020, 9(11), 804; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9110804
Received: 30 September 2020 / Revised: 26 October 2020 / Accepted: 10 November 2020 / Published: 13 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Materials for Antibacterial Applications)
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) remain a burden in healthcare facilities, environmental surfaces being a potential reservoir for healthcare-associated pathogens. In this context, exploration of materials with potential antimicrobial activities represents a way forward for the future. Here, we explored the survival of four bacterial species commonly involved in HAI (Acinetobacter baumannii, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus), on oak versus three other materials (aluminum, polycarbonate, stainless steel). Twenty microliters of each bacterial suspension (approximatively 107 bacteria) were deposited on each material. Bacterial counts were measured by grinding and culturing on day 0, 1, 2, 6, 7 and 15. Analyses were performed in triplicate for each material and each time evaluated. It appeared that the bacteria viable count decreased rapidly on transversal and tangential oak compared with the other materials for all bacterial species. Furthermore, no difference was noticed between transversal and tangential oak. These results underline the potential for use of oak materials in healthcare facilities, a consideration that should be supported by further investigations. View Full-Text
Keywords: Quercus petraea; sessile oak; wood; antimicrobial materials; healthcare-associated pathogens; hospital environment Quercus petraea; sessile oak; wood; antimicrobial materials; healthcare-associated pathogens; hospital environment
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Chen, J.-C.; Munir, M.T.; Aviat, F.; Lepelletier, D.; Le Pape, P.; Dubreil, L.; Irle, M.; Federighi, M.; Belloncle, C.; Eveillard, M.; Pailhoriès, H. Survival of Bacterial Strains on Wood (Quercus petraea) Compared to Polycarbonate, Aluminum and Stainless Steel. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 804. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9110804

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Chen J-C, Munir MT, Aviat F, Lepelletier D, Le Pape P, Dubreil L, Irle M, Federighi M, Belloncle C, Eveillard M, Pailhoriès H. Survival of Bacterial Strains on Wood (Quercus petraea) Compared to Polycarbonate, Aluminum and Stainless Steel. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(11):804. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9110804

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Chen, Ju-Chi; Munir, Muhammad T.; Aviat, Florence; Lepelletier, Didier; Le Pape, Patrice; Dubreil, Laurence; Irle, Mark; Federighi, Michel; Belloncle, Christophe; Eveillard, Matthieu; Pailhoriès, Hélène. 2020. "Survival of Bacterial Strains on Wood (Quercus petraea) Compared to Polycarbonate, Aluminum and Stainless Steel" Antibiotics 9, no. 11: 804. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9110804

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