The Threat of Corona Virus, which affects the world, continues. Due to the Corona Virus, which caused the deaths of hundreds of people in a short time in Wuhan, China on December 12, there has been a great increase in mask prices. It is known that there are two types of masks. One of them is Surgical mask and the other is respiratory mask. So does the Mask protect people from the Corona virus?
The Corona Virus scientific name Kovid-19 epidemic continues to die. Corona Virus, which first appeared in China, was seen in 50 countries in the past. Despite the fact that the number of people who lost their lives in China is approaching 3 thousand, in the statement made by China recently, it has been announced that the life with the vaccine of the Corona Virus has begun to return to normal in the region and cases have continued to be seen in many countries. Due to Corona Virus, the first Corona Virus case was detected in Azerbaijan after Iran. After Corona Virus news and death news, citizens began to pay more attention to hygiene rules as well as the use of masks. So which masks should be preferred for Corona Virus? Does the mask protect from Corona Virus?
SHOULD I USE MASK TO PROTECT CORONA VIRUS?
If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are looking at a person suspected of 2019-nCoV infection.
If you are coughing or sneezing, wear a mask.
Masks are only effective when used with alcohol-based hand scrubbing or frequent hand cleaning with soap and water.
If you wear a mask, you should know how to use it and dispose of it properly.
“Facial masks should be used by people who show signs of COVID-19 to prevent the disease from spreading to others.” “The use of face masks is also very important for healthcare professionals and people looking after someone in nearby settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).”
Dr. Pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. Frank Esper explained that some really sick people should wear masks.
“If they cough, they feel like they have symptoms, we ask them to wear a mask when they come to our waiting room or to the ER or the public space.” Said. “It helps prevent the spread of infection.”
Esper and other experts say that washing their hands frequently is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as coronavirus or, more commonly, flu. The CDC recommends that you wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or if you do not have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
CDC should also avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid contact with sick people, close your mouth when you cough and sneeze, and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
Pictures taken all over the world show that some are wearing public surgical face masks, while others show that the CDC is wearing respirators that say the user is used to reduce the risk of inhaling hazardous air particles, gases or vapors.
CDC “says it does not recommend routine use of respiratory devices outside the workplace (in the community). Often, the spread of respiratory viruses from person to person occurs within close contact (within 6 feet). Actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, for example, avoiding people who are sick, into your eyes or nose. like avoiding touching and covering your cough or sneezes with a handkerchief. ”
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar discussed the issue of different masks before a Subsidiary Committee on Wednesday. He was asked about the N95 masks, the masks that said the CDC filtered at least 95% of the airborne particles. These masks require proper wearing and training to work effectively, and authorities do not recommend the public to use them.
WHICH MASK SHOULD BE USED FOR CORONA VIRUS?
Surgical mask is a disposable medical material that can be purchased at the pharmacy and protects against infectious agents transmitted through the “droplet”.
These droplets may be saliva droplets or secretions from the upper respiratory tract when the person exhales. So the surgical mask is designed for surgeons, because these products do a good job of preventing pathogens from entering the surgical area through the doctor’s nose and mouth.
If worn by the caregiver, the surgical mask protects the patient and the surrounding area (air, surfaces, equipment, surgical site). If it is worn by an infectious patient, it prevents the patient from polluting his or her environment. These masks should not be worn for more than 3 to 8 hours. The surgical mask can also protect the user from the risk of splashing biological fluids. In this case, the surgical mask should have a waterproof layer. It can also be used with a surgical goggles to protect the eyes.
A respirator is personal protective equipment that prevents the user from breathing health-hazardous aerosols (dust, smoke, mist), vapors or gases (disinfectants, anesthetic gases). Usually it is not available in pharmacies, it can protect the user from infectious agents in the air, namely coronavirus, SARS, H1N1, etc. It protects against contamination of a virus such as.
Respirators are divided into two categories: isolation and filtering. Filtering masks consist of a face part and a filtering device. Sometimes the filter element is integrated into the face part. Depending on the filter type, the mask will be effective either against particles only, only against certain gases and vapors, or against particles, gases and vapors.
Filtering masks can sometimes be equipped with an exhalation valve (gas outlet) to increase user comfort. The valve prevents misting inside the mask and helps the user to breathe easily. It should be noted that respiratory masks also protect those who wear them from inhaling “droplets” of infectious agents. Respirators can be disposable or reusable.