Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs

In hospitals and other health care settings

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A child-size, single-use face mask to help prevent the spread of germs in hospitals and other health care settings has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The mask is designed to prevent transmission of bacteria, viruses and other germs by children aged 5 years to 12 years. The product is specially designed for children, who do not breathe as forcefully as adults, the FDA noted in a news release.

The mask comes with important instructions for proper fitting by an adult, the agency said. The product shouldn't be used on children with symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, chest pressure, dizziness or confusion.

The mask is produced by Kimberly-Clark, based in Dallas.

More information

The FDA has more about this approval.

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