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Influenza risks for the healthcare proffessional

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By Arthur Cronwright Aspiring to best practice always
Mark Loeb, Nancy Dafoe, James Mahony, Michael John, Alicia Sarabia, Verne Glavin, Richard Webby, Marek Smieja, David J D Earn, Sylvia Chong, Ashley Webb, Stephen D Walter
CONTEXT: Data about the effectiveness of the surgical mask compared with the N95 respirator for protecting health care workers against influenza are sparse. Given the likelihood that N95 respirators will be in short supply during a pandemic and not available in many countries, knowing the effectiveness of the surgical mask is of public health importance. OBJECTIVE: To compare the surgical mask with the N95 respirator in protecting health care workers against influenza...
November 4, 2009: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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