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|Title:||A quantitative assessment of the efficacy of surgical and N95 masks to filter influenza virus in patients with acute influenza infection.|
|Authors:||Johnson, D F;Druce, J D;Birch, Christopher;Grayson, M Lindsay|
|Affiliation:||Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||Clinical Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; 49(2): 275-7|
|Abstract:||We assessed the in vivo efficacy of surgical and N95 (respirator) masks to filter reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-detectable virus when worn correctly by patients with laboratory-confirmed acute influenza. Of 26 patients with a clinical diagnosis of influenza, 19 had the diagnosis confirmed by RT-PCR, and 9 went on to complete the study. Surgical and N95 masks were equally effective in preventing the spread of PCR-detectable influenza.|
|Internal ID Number:||19522650|
Aged, 80 and over
Influenza, Human.prevention & control.transmission
Orthomyxoviridae.isolation & purification
Respiratory Protective Devices
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction.methods
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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