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Current advice for COVID-19 health workers is based on the assumption that droplets bearing the virus travel no further than 2 metres and do not remain in the air. The body of published evidence suggests otherwise.

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Hospital infection control guidelines worldwide have long recommended surgical masks for infections spread by droplets, but UNSW research challenges that approach.

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Global guidelines in place to protect health workers treating Ebola in the field could be putting lives at risk, says UNSW infectious diseases expert Professor Raina MacIntyre.