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Do you wear a mask when you go out? Can a mask keep the H1n1 virus out?

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Asked by joyoti sen, 12 Aug '09 09:54 pm
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NO. I travel from house to office without mask - but as soon as I reach office and wash my hands with Detotol shop.
After reaching home I gargle using salt and hot water. I don't eat out side food.
About MASK I am pasting information from googel web page for information of reader:
Though the masks provide protection against bacterial and viral infections, they are not foolproof. "The masks, including N-95, are not very effective. But they do lessen the chances of infections. Ideally, a person should sneeze with the mask on, but people often remove them as they feel uncomfortable. This defeats the whole purpose and the infected particles spread,'' said Dr Romil Tikoo, consultant, internal medicine, Max Healthcare.

Moreover, the masks are available in just one size, making them impractical for children. "The size is such that contaminated air travels from the open sides of the mask, and the face is not covered properly. These masks can stop transmission of bacterial infection to ...more
Answered by PANIWALA A, 12 Aug '09 10:30 pm

 
  
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The main purpose of these masks is to prevent the wearer from infecting others. Its a huge conspiracy theory. Around 0.0000004 % of indians have been affected so far.
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 13 Aug '09 12:44 am

 
  
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No I don't and a mask will not prevent you from catching any kind of flu - in fact masks harbour germs and you could probably catch other diseases just by removing it and getting germs all over your hands! The World Health Organisations state that masks are of little benefit - good hygiene is the best practice
Answered by Janis, 12 Aug '09 10:21 pm

 
  
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Sai Ram. I don't wear any mask and believe in the protection of God / Guru. I don't think the cheap quality masks that are being used can keep virus out.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 12 Aug '09 10:04 pm

 
  
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No. I do not wear any mask. I have my own apprehensions with regard to the quality of masks vis-a-vis protection from the virus. Clean habits and cleaner environment, I feel is the most required now. Guidelines issued by the Health department should be followed.
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 12 Aug '09 10:08 pm

 
  
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I think we should have the best possible immunity powers. This is possible with the correct life style that includes exercises, healthy food and absolutely positive attitude. Plus we should take all precautions necessary to face the calamity.
Answered by santosh kumar, 12 Aug '09 10:01 pm

 
  
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Mask is useful for one hour only..afterwards it should be burnt or destroyed.pl dont keep in home
Answered by Ghostsingh II, 12 Aug '09 09:55 pm

 
  
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Using a mask may prevent infecting others but it is not a 100% guarantee against contracting outside infections..., viruses are carried by air and they find thousand ways to get into a person's system....;moreover, a mask works effectively only for a period of 4 to 6 hrs.....; a very good hygiene helps the best...., a through wash of the face and limbs with disinfectant once u are home would help u much better than all artificial means.........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 13 Aug '09 10:35 pm

 
  
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I think you use three layered cotton hankie and wash it daily it will be more helpful then any surgical mask ...N95 is needed for the people who are in continuous toch with infected; like doctors, Nurses , Relatives of patient
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 12 Aug '09 09:59 pm

 
  
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I have holidays......................so i dont get out of my house..........
Answered by Kalyani Sawant, 12 Aug '09 09:58 pm

 
  
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