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Unmasking The Surgical Mask: Does It Really Work?

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 6:22am
Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today

For a century, the surgical mask has been the symbol of a safe and sanitary medical environment. The problem: researchers don't really know if that's true.

With the H1N1 influenza pandemic spreading every day, experts are still debating what type of mask to wear and how much protection that mask truly provides, particularly for those at the front lines of transmission -- healthcare workers … click here to continue reading this post

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