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Researcher turns 'SARS mask' into a virus killer
 

Researcher turns 'SARS mask' into a virus killer

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The surgical masks people wear to stop the spread of diseases don't work well -- that isn't what they're designed for. Pathogens like influenza are transmitted in aerosol droplets when we cough or sneeze. Masks trap the droplets but the virus remains infectious. Hyo-Jick Choi, an engineering professor at the University of Alberta, took on the challenge of improving the masks, using salt to turn them into virus killers.
 
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9 Jan 2017 - General
 
Common masks can not always works well to prevent spread of respiratory disease causing viruses. University of Alberta engineering researchers developed common salt impregnated with SARS virus can able to trap and kill airborne viruses. From this fi...
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