face masks

woman wearing face mask in public place

A UNSW Medicine Professor and advisor to the World Health Organisation says the WHO’s updated mask advice, released today, is timely news for Australia, too.

Two people sitting on a bench, social distancing and wearing masks

A UNSW biosecurity expert has featured in a commentary piece in prestigious journal The Lancet, analysing important new WHO-commissioned research.

healthcare workers in masks

Biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre says healthcare workers are concerned about dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment, and need to be aware of existing evidence to make an informed choice.

22_face_masks_shutterstock.jpg

Wearing face masks to prevent disease and counter pollution is common in many Asian countries, but their effectiveness depends on the type of mask, write C Raina MacIntyre and Abrar Ahmad Chughtai.

Face masks.jpg

The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study. 

Masks inside

Donning a mask boosts protection from respiratory illnesses such as influenza, UNSW research has found, but convincing a reluctant public is proving a struggle.

Pages