piIn response to public concern, the uses of Surgical Masks now span far outside of the medical and health care arena. The outbreak of such airborne diseases like influenza has fueled an ever-increasing demand for face masks. However, reports show regular masks provide little protection, as microbe-bearing particles are able to pass through them fairly easily.
There is an ever growing danger this mixture could be going on outside the U.S. in developing countries with little regulation or guidelines for preparing these types of meats products safely. No matter what, whether it's this new or the avian flu virus, the long-term strategy for survival includes protecting people from contracting airborne infections in the first place.