Report on handling H1N1 cases: Use masks with airtight seals – CNN.com

Report on handling H1N1 cases: Use masks with airtight seals – CNN.com

Report on handling H1N1 cases: Use masks with airtight seals
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Panel recommends health care workers wear N95 respirators for H1N1 patients
N95 respirators form an airtight seal around the nose and mouth
They filter out at least 95 percent of particles as small as 0.3 micrometers
Report says it is not known to what extent flu viruses spread through the air
updated 4 hours, 51 minutes ago
Next Article in Health »

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — An advisory panel is recommending a major step up in protection for health workers dealing with patients suspected or confirmed to have H1N1 influenza.

One expert says that based on cur”

(Ed. Note: N95 are cheaper than N100 masks, but they don’t work as well. An N95 will filter out 95%, while the N100 will filter out 99.99%. If you’re trying prevent from breathing in a virulent bug, which would you rather be using? Also, the masks with filters will provide protection much longer than those without valves.)

This entry was posted in Preparedness Podcast. Bookmark the permalink.

Join in on the discussion!