Surgical mask versus N95 respirator for preventing influenza among health care workers: a randomized trial Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • CLINICAL QUESTION: Are surgical masks inferior to N95 respirators in reducing influenza infection in health care workers? ARTICLE CHOSEN: Loeb M, Dafoe N, Mahony J, et al. Surgical mask vs N95 respirator for preventing influenza among health care workers: a randomized trial. JAMA 2009;302:1865-71. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of N95 respirators compared to standard surgical masks in reducing influenza infection in health care workers.

publication date

  • January 2012