Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings

@article{MacIntyre2015FacemasksFT,
  title={Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings},
  author={C. MacIntyre and A. Chughtai},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={350}
}
Facemasks are recommended for diseases transmitted through droplets and respirators for respiratory aerosols, yet recommendations and terminology vary between guidelines. The concepts of droplet and airborne transmission that are entrenched in clinical practice have recently been shown to be more complex than previously thought. Several randomised clinical trials of facemasks have been conducted in community and healthcare settings, using widely varying interventions, including mixed… Expand
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