Many people are worried about the global spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, and are
wondering – can face masks / surgical masks protect them against the flu? Let’s find out!
Coronavirus = NOT Influenza
First, let’s get this straight. The Wuhan coronavirus is different from the influenza virus that
causes yearly outbreaks all over the world.
They may have similar symptoms, but they are two different virus families.
The influenza A viruses that cause seasonal flu pandemics vary from 80 to 120 nanometers in
diameter, with the smaller viruses adopting an elliptical shape.
The coronavirus, of which the Wuhan coronavirus is just one of seven known to infect humans,
has a helical capsid that measures about 120 nanometers in diameter.
Unfortunately, the Wuhan coronavirus is new and has no vaccine. So people are opting to use
face masks or surgical / medical masks. But how effective are these masks?
- an outer hydrophobic layer, which repels water, blood and body fluids,
- a middle filter layer that is designed to filter bacteria, and
- an inner hydrophilic layer, which absorbs water, sweat and spit
Eco Solutions N95 Particulate Respirator Mask Exhalation
- Product Code: N95 Safety Mask
- Availability: In Stock
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