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Title Reusability of facemasks during an influenza pandemic : facing the flu / Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2006]
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Description xiv, 92 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Influenza Transmission, 13 -- Respirator or Medical Mask Use as a Nonpharmacological -- Intervention, 15 -- Charge to the Committee, 17 -- References, 20 -- 2 CHARACTERISTICS OF RESPIRATORS AND -- MEDICAL MASKS 22 -- iltration Theory of Airborne Particles, 23 -- Properties of Respirators, 26 -- Properties of Medical Masks, 31 -- Behavioral Compliance Issues Related to Respiratory Protection, 38 -- Summary and Conclusions, 38 -- References, 39 -- 3 USE AND REUSE OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE -- DEVICES FOR INFLUENZA CONTROL 42 -- Existing Recommendations and Guidance Regarding -- Respirator or Medical Mask Use, 43 -- Contamination and Reuse of Medical Masks and Respirators, 47 -- Respirator and Medical Mask Use in Combating SARS, 50 -- Summary and Conclusions, 53 -- References, 54 -- 4 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 57 -- Respirators, 59 -- Medical Masks and Improvised Protection, 61 -- Research Agenda, 63 -- Conclusion, 66 -- References, 67
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
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Subject Communicable diseases -- United States -- Prevention.
Influenza -- United States -- Prevention.
Influenza, Human -- prevention & control.
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control.
Masks.
Respiratory Protective Devices.
United States.
United States.
Author Institute of Medicine (U.S). Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Sciences Policy.
National Academies Press (U.S.)
LC no. 2006284567
ISBN 0309101824