With the recent widespread of Swine Flu, we can see the exponential growth of Surgical Mask sales. We can even notice people wearing surgical masks in an open area with no one around.
As per my understanding, the H1N1 virus is not airborne. An AIRBORNE VIRUS is considered where the microorganism would have survived or remained in the air for a long period of time. I was told that the H1N1 virus does not stay airborne.
You can buy full medical face shield visor online also.
So the question of whether we need to wear the Surgical Mask or not? Need to be reconsidered. For example, we can see many people wearing masks in crowded places such as airports, shopping malls, and schools. Places like these are full of gems. So, the virus gets into a hole in the mask, the user is actually providing a breeding ground for the bacteria by moisturizing it. Don't you think this might be a good recipe for a disaster?
Thus I think the best way to avoid the H1N1 virus is to avoid physical contact with the people who may be infected or sick We should also avoid commonly touched surfaces such as railings for stair and escalator or even public toilet doorknobs. Why? Because we need to avoid these viruses from entering our body system through our nose, mouth, or even our eyes. Remember that nose, mouth, and eyes are common places where we do touch every day.
So the best suggestion is still
1. Wash your hands as FREQUENT as possible.
2. Avoid touching Nose, Mouth, and Eyes in public places. ( or at least before you washed your hand )
3. Wear Mask if you are infected to avoid spreading your illness to someone else.