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Rationale Medical masks are commonly used by sick individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) to prevent spread of infections to others, but clinical efficacy data are absent.
Objective Determine whether medical

Rationale Medical masks are commonly used by sick individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) to prevent spread of infections to others, but clinical efficacy data are absent.
Objective Determine whether medical mask use by sick individuals with ILI protects well contacts from related respiratory infections.
Setting 6 major hospitals in 2 districts of Beijing, China.
Design Cluster randomised controlled trial.
Participants 245 index cases with ILI.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012330
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    Macintyre, C. R., Zhang, Y., Chughtai, A. A., Seale, H., Zhang, D., Chu, Y., . . . Wang, Q. (2016). Cluster randomised controlled trial to examine medical mask use as source control for people with respiratory illness. BMJ Open, 6(12). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012330

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