march 2020 • Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses

COVID‐19: Face masks and human‐to‐human transmission

Xiaopeng Liu, Sisen Zhang

DOI: 10.1111/irv.12740

Key message

O artigo alega que usar máscara facial é um modo de proteção individual e dos outros; tendo provavelmente um papel vital na mitigação da propagação da doença.


In December 2019, transmission of the novel coronavirus (SARS‐CoV‐2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) occurred in Wuhan, China. And later, the virus began to be transmitted from person to person. Face masks are a type of personal protective equipment used to prevent the spread of respiratory infections, and it may be effective at helping prevent transmission of respiratory viruses and bacteria.Here, we share a case of face masks are being used to prevent the transmission of COVID‐19 infection.