School of Population Health

Examining the effectiveness of mask use as source infection control for people with influenza-like-illness in Beijing, China

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This study will determine whether mask use by people with influenza-like-illness (ILI) while at home protects other family members from respiratory infections. Interventions that target the sick rather than well have the potential to be better utilised, so this study will provide important data to inform infection control both in hospitals and in the community

Project Members
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Professor Raina MacIntyre
Head, Biosecurity Program, and Professor of Global Biosecurity, Kirby Institute and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
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Associate Professor
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Project Supporters

University of New South Wales

Project Collaborators: External

Prof Quanyi Wang
Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Peng Yang
Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Dr Yi Zhang
Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control