A Randomised Controlled Trial of Face Masks and Hand Hygiene in Reducing Influenza Transmission in Households
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This study will test the effectiveness of face masks and hand cleaning in preventing the spread of influenza within households
Condition or disease
Behavioral: hand hygieneOther: health educationDevice: face masks
Randomised controlled trial of surgical masks and alcohol hand wash among approximately 6069 Hong Kong residents who have a household member diagnosed with influenza. Influenza in index member and secondary infection will be documented with rapid influenza tests and PCR. Minimal risk to participants.
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