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H1N1 Respiratory Protection: Surgical Masks vs. N95 Respirators

Friday, January 1st, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidelines for infection control procedures for the H1N1 influenza virus.

Included in these updated guidelines were recommendations that employees having direct exposure to H1N1 patients use respirators at least as protective as NIOSH N95 filtering facepiece respirators. In healthcare settings, however, questions can arise about whether a surgical mask or an N95 respirator should be used. Knowing the differences between a surgical mask and an N95 respirator can help answer those questions.

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