Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 23rd, 1998
"There is probably minimal benefit to the use of respirators in well-ventilated isolation rooms with patients receiving appropriate therapy," K.P. Fennelly and colleagues wrote ("The Relative Efficacy of Respirators and Room Ventilation in Preventing Occupational Tuberculosis," Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, October 1998;19(10):758-759).
In this study Fennelly et al. evaluated the efficacy of personal respiratory protection as the concentrations...
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