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Facemasks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized trial.



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1 What is the effectiveness of respirators (e.g. N95) vs. facemasks (surgical) vs. cloth masks for prevention of COVID-19 in addition to standard precautions (gowns + gloves + handwashing)? a. In community settings b. In healthcare settings b1. In high-risk healthcare settings (e.g. ICU, ER) b2. In healthcare settings with close contact but unknown risk (e.g. primary care, other settings)
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Title Facemasks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized trial.
Author Cowling BJ., Chan KH., Fang VJ., Cheng CK., Fung RO., Wai W., Sin J., Seto WH., Yung R., Chu DW., Chiu BC., Lee PW., Chiu MC., Lee HC., Uyeki TM., Houck PM., Peiris JS., Leung GM.
Country School of Public Health and University of Hong Kong, Cyberport 3, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. bcowling@hku.hk
Year 2009
Numbers Pubmed ID: 19652172

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