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Use of disposable face masks for public health protection against SARS
  1. J H Lange
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    The paper by Syed et al,1 provides observations on the use of face masks by members of the public for protection against the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (CoV). The authors’ raise an important question as to whether masks are effective in preventing disease. The type of masks used can generally be categorised as either surgical or paper and are suggested to offer similar …

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