U.S. Issues Guidelines on Use of Face Masks in Flu Outbreak

May 4, 2007
by Donald McNeil, Jr
New York Times

Dr. Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan health advocacy group, said he would like to see the United States buy more masks and demand them in children’s sizes. The H5N1 flu has disproportionately killed children and teenagers, and N-95 masks, which must fit closely to work, are not made in small sizes.

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