Contamination of hands and faces has been identified as one of the main causes of infection caused by bird flu and other infectious agents. Masks are worn to protect the face and hands from possible contamination. Hand washing and mask wearing can slow down the spread of the disease, but at the moment, masks are in great shortage in most countries, and even immediate hand washing is sometimes impossible. In this study, therefore, the effectiveness of three kinds of masks was tested against the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in a laboratory simulation.
All the materials were used from non-infected birds. The results showed that in all cases, the simulations infected animals received higher counts of deadly viruses than the controls. The study also showed that the mortality rate in infected birds is much higher when compared with the control birds. The results showed that the mortality rate of hand-washing and cloth masks is two to three times higher in infected birds.
The simulation also showed that the use of face masks reduces the spreading of a highly pathogenic E. coli strain. The simulation experiments also showed that the use of cloth masks can reduce the mortality rate and the transfer of pathogenic bacteria from one bird to another. Furthermore, the researchers proved that the distance from the face mask to the eyes and mouth of birds can significantly reduce the contamination. It was concluded that these kinds of considerations can reduce the risks of avian influenza in poultry and can potentially decrease the mortality and transmittance rates. Furthermore, it was noted that the factors such as temperature, weather, and environmental conditions play an important role in affecting the mortality and transfer of the pathogen. For this reason, researchers recommended that future applications of face masks should consider several factors.
In addition to the simulation studies, there have been a number of reports released showing that hand washing is more effective in terms of reducing the risk of infection. These reports concluded that the effectiveness of homemade masks depends on the particle size. The larger the particles, the higher the chances of the particles finding their way into the bird’s body.
One study showed that the effectiveness of E. coli virus protection when using a washing machine drops dramatically when the water boils or is too hot. The heat increased the rate of dispersal of bacteria. In another experiment, chickens were infected with Escherichia coli (which is associated with chicken disease), but after they were washed with water that was slightly less than boiling. Although some of the bacteria remained in the chickens’ body, most of them were washed away when the water was cooled after it was refilled with fresh water. However, the lack of direct contact with the contaminated animals did not lead to a significant reduction in the spread of the infection.
Another problem with homemade masks is that some parts of the mask can easily get in the eye and mouth of the wearer. Some studies have shown that the corners of the mask may be easily inserted into the eyes and the mouth, increasing the chances of an accidental contact with the eyes and mouth of the wearer. To prevent this, make sure that you follow the instructions on how to clean a face mask.
Another disadvantage of using household hand sanitizers and disinfectants is that they cannot touch the face. Hand washing is important in preventing the spread of infections and illnesses. However, some of these sanitizers are considered “Bacterial” agents which cause the same problems as E. Coli. Using an E. Coli face wash will not help against Coronavirus and other STDs.
Another solution is to use an Erythromycin based hand sanitizer or disinfectant with a UV light protective mechanism when washing the hands. However, this solution is not effective against Coronavirus and other STDs because it only kills the bacteria and does not kill the virus. The only way to protect your health from E. Coli and other staph infections is to wash your hands regularly and carefully. After hand washing, you should immediately clean the face or the area under the mask using a germicidal soap. The use of masks may contribute to the transmission of Coronavirus and other STDs.