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Surgical mask vs N95 respirator for preventing influenza among health care workers: a randomized trial.



Key Questions Addressed
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 Surgical mask vs N95 respirator for preventing influenza among health care workers: a randomized trial.
Author Loeb M., Dafoe N., Mahony J., John M., Sarabia A., Glavin V., Webby R., Smieja M., Earn DJ., Chong S., Webb A., Walter SD.
Country Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Year 2009
Numbers Pubmed ID: 19797474

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