One of the most important tools to prevent and spread an influenza pandemic is the use of protective masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) have guidelines for different types of masks.

Face masks are disposable masks that cover the mouth and nose which are commonly used to prevent the spread of infection during dental, surgical, and medical procedures. This medical face mask kit at is used to prevent many infections. 

This face mask prevents its spread to and from the person wearing the mask by preventing droplets from spreading from the person wearing it. They also prevent any sprays from reaching the mouths and noses of people wearing face masks. They are not meant to prevent very small particles from breathing. Face masks should be used once and then thrown away.

The Department of United states recommends breathing apparatus which is air-purifying as a program for workers who are involved directly with virus-infected patients. This is part of a program is called comprehensive respiratory protection. 

Respiratory air-purifying protective devices are considered part of the recommendations. This mask has the advantages of a typical cloth or surgical mask. They are more than 95% effective at filtering particles. 

The droplets produced when sneezing, coughing, and speaking, which is significantly larger to prevent them from passing through the filter. The other advantage is that the PPE mask has been suitably tested to rule out the possibility of particles or droplets not escaping around the mask.