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Wear A Mask To Beat The Flu

By Kellie Heywood

Wearing a mask may offer effective protection against the flu – whether you're trying to avoid a miserable week in bed or the frightening spectre of a world pandemic.

Vaccinations and medications to treat flu are available, but new strains of the virus are developing all the time. And whether you've been alarmed by the latest flu scare or just want to avoid taking time off work, an Australian study offers evidence that wearing a mask can keep you flu-free, although you've got to do it properly.

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