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Performance of a Novel Non–Fit-Tested HEPA Filtering Face Mask

  • Constance Yung Ting Hui (a1), Czarina Chi Hung Leung (a1) and Charles David Gomersall (a1)

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Address correspondence to Charles Gomersall, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong (gomersall@cuhk.edu.hk).

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Performance of a Novel Non–Fit-Tested HEPA Filtering Face Mask

  • Constance Yung Ting Hui (a1), Czarina Chi Hung Leung (a1) and Charles David Gomersall (a1)

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