However, these days it’s quite common to see surgical face masks being worn in a
variety of other settings -
More and more people have taken to wearing a surgical face mask or other type of mask as a precautionary measure when outbreaks occur, even though their effectiveness is unclear.
Surgical face masks are commonly worn in densely populated areas of East Asia in order to prevent spread of the common cold.
Clearly they are beneficial at preventing the wearer from spreading bacteria or viruses
in infectious droplets generated during coughing and sneezing -
Most modern surgical masks are made of a special type of three-
Among the reasons employees in the medical profession wear them is to prevent bacteria from being shed in liquid drops from the wearer’s nose or mouth, which could be very detrimental to patients undergoing operations.