Here we have compiled a list of useful scientific articles and general resources that help understand why masks are useful, how they should be made, worn and maintained.
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Chughtai AA, Seale H, MacIntyre CR. 2013. Use of cloth masks in the practice of infection control – evidence and policy gaps. International Journal of Infection Control, 2013, 9(3), doi: 10.3396/IJIC.v9i3.020.13
Jefferson T et.al. 2009. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review. BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3675
Institute of Medicine. 2006. Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11637.
MacIntyre CR, Seale H, Dung TC, et al. 2015. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers. BMJ Open 2015;5: e006577. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2014-006577
MacIntyre CR, Cauchemez S, Dwyer DE, Seale H, Cheung P, Browne G, Fasher G, Wood J, Gao Z, Booy R, Ferguson N. 2009. Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Feb; 15(2): 233–241. doi: 10.3201/eid1502.081167
Rajeev BP, Shaji DS, Mohamed MM, and Gerald CS. 2016. Respiratory source control using a surgical mask: An in vitro study. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, 2016, 13, 7, 569-576
RENGASAMY S, EIMER B, SHAFFER RE. 2010. Simple Respiratory Protection—Evaluation of the Filtration Performance of Cloth Masks and Common Fabric Materials Against 20–1000 nm Size Particles. Ann. Occup. Hyg., 54(7) 789–798.