Examining the effectiveness of mask use as source infection control for people with influenza-like-illness in Beijing, China

This study will determine whether mask use by people with influenza-like-illness (ILI) while at home protects other family members from respiratory infections. Interventions that target the sick rather than well have the potential to be better utilised, so this study will provide important data to inform infection control both in hospitals and in the community

Project team

Professor Raina MacIntyre
Faculty of Medicine
Dr Holly Seale
Faculty of Medicine

Project collaborators: External

Prof Quanyi Wang
Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Peng Yang
Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Dr Yi Zhang
Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Key contact

Faculty of Medicine
02 9385 3811
r.macintyre@unsw.edu.au