Protective facemasks can defend against flu pandemic

January 26, 2009
Thaindian News

Respiratory infections like flu can be guarded against if people use protective facemasks, according to a study led by British and Aussie scientists. In their study report, the researcher also say that protective facemasks can even be helpful in defending against a pandemic.

Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of New South Wales, however, have also found that persuading people to wear a mask and to fit it properly is a difficult task, which could limit their effectiveness.

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