[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 174.129.114.211. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Letters
March 10, 2010

Surgical Masks vs N95 Respirators for Preventing Influenza

JAMA. 2010;303(10):937-939. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.193

To the Editor: The study by Dr Loeb and colleagues1 concluded, “Among nurses in Ontario tertiary care hospitals, use of a surgical mask compared with an N95 respirator resulted in noninferior rates of laboratory-confirmed influenza.” However, the study methods did not describe the filtering efficiency of the surgical masks that were used in this study.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×