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Flu prevention: why the mask?

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Flu prevention: Why the mask?

Studies show* that proper use of masks may substantially reduce flu spread.

While the flu shot is recommended for all health professionals — for personal reasons, not everyone gets one, or can get one.

Patients need protection

Toronto's Academic Hospitals care for some of the country's sickest and most vulnerable patients.

Patients rely on us

And we want to know what you think: Should health care workers who can not, or choose not to, get the flu shot be required to protect their patients by wearing a mask?

"Facemasks and Hand Hygiene…” in Annals of Internal Medicine, and “…Controlled Clinical Trial of Mask Use…” in International Journal of Infectious Disease.