Cystic Fibrosis

Prolonged wear of face masks protects CF patients from cross infection

Surgical face masks prevent person-to-person cough transmission of cystic fibrosis pathogens when worn for forty minutes, Queensland respiratory specialists have shown. While paper masks have previously been shown to prevent the spread of Pseudomonas aeruginosa aerosols during short term wear (ten minutes), new findings show they are also effective when worn for clinically-relevant time periods, ...

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