TITLE

Surgical Masks Equal to N95 Respirators in Protecting Against Influenza

AUTHOR(S)
Abma, Rebecca K.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Pulmonary Reviews;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the findings of a study on the protection provided by traditional surgical masks. The researchers assessed all participants in Ontario hospitals for influenza symptoms through the use of Web-based questionnaires. The study was disrupted early due to the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, following the recommendation of Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to use N95 respirators. The researchers suggested the need for health care workers to undergo annual vaccination against influenza.
ACCESSION #
47101512

 

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