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Can Masks Prevent Spread of Pandemic Flu? Prof. Milton Chosen to Answer the Question

It's an image everyone remembers from the SARS epidemic: women and men going about their daily business wearing surgical masks. But do masks work?

According to Work Environment Prof. Donald Milton, M.D., "We know pretty well that surgical masks do not protect you from someone who has influenza. But masks might work if the person who has influenza wears it."