Surgical masks provided effective protection of health-care workers against H1N1, study suggests

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 11:28 in Health & Medicine

The effectiveness of ordinary surgical masks as opposed to respirators in protecting health-care workers against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has been the subject of debate. An observational study suggests that surgical masks are just as effective as respirators in this regard.

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