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A cluster randomized clinical trial comparing fit-tested and non-fit-tested N95 respirators to medical masks to prevent respiratory virus infection in health care workers.



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 A cluster randomized clinical trial comparing fit-tested and non-fit-tested N95 respirators to medical masks to prevent respiratory virus infection in health care workers.
Author MacIntyre CR., Wang Q., Cauchemez S., Seale H., Dwyer DE., Yang P., Shi W., Gao Z., Pang X., Zhang Y., Wang X., Duan W., Rahman B., Ferguson N.
Country School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. r.macintyre@unsw.edu.au
Year 2011
Numbers Pubmed ID: 21477136

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