Researchers have not been sure for many years whether wearing masks is effective in preventing the spread of viruses or bacteria. However, a recent study published in Healthline on Thursday suggests that masks can prevent them, especially Winter is approaching, colds and flu.
The study showed that masks are very effective in preventing the spread of a viral infection, preventing 80 percent of the spread of infection among family members.
If you are considering wearing a mask to protect against infection, there are two types:
Face mask "Face masks"
Often doctors, nurses and dentists treat patients, these masks prevent the formation of large droplets of body fluids, which can contain viruses from the nasal and oral routes, and protect against sneezing and coughing.An addition is that these masks do not prevent the inhalation of small molecules. in air.
Breathing masks "N95"
Breathing masks are designed to protect against small molecules in the air that can contain viruses. Breathing masks are often used during painting or when working with toxic substances and are used by healthcare professionals to protect against airborne infectious diseases such as like tuberculosis and anthrax. In general, respiratory masks are more effective in preventing influenza virus from the normal mask / face.
Instructions for wearing the proper mask:
* Wear a mask when you are close to 6 feet from a sick person.
* Mount the mask in place above the nose, mouth and chin.
* Try not to touch the mask again when you wear it, unless you remove it.
* Wear a face mask before going out if you have flu.
* If you have flu and need a doctor, wear a mask to protect others in the waiting room.
* Think about wearing a mask in crowded places if the flu spreads around you or if you are at risk of getting influenza.
* When you have finished wearing the mask, throw it away and wash your hands.
* Do not use the face mask again.