High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters in the Era of COVID-19: Function and Efficacy

  title={High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters in the Era of COVID-19: Function and Efficacy},
  author={David A Christopherson and William C. Yao and Mingming Lu and R. Vijayakumar and Ahmad R. Sedaghat},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={1153 - 1155}
Aerosol-generating procedures in the office represent a major concern for health care–associated infection of patients and health care providers by SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet provided any recommendations for the use of portable air purifiers, air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters have been discussed as an adjunctive means for decontamination of SARS-CoV-2… 

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