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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.
 
www.eurekalert.org
 
9 Jan 2017 - General