Medline recently introduced a government approved medical face mask that can inactivate flu viruses. In addition to filtering the air, the firm's BioMask targets harmful pathogens -- including imminent pandemic and seasonal strains of influenza viruses. The new product was unveiled last week at the APIC conference.
A medical face mask that catches and destroys 99.9% of infectious viruses - and kills them within five minutes - has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The masks have been approved for use in nursing homes and other healthcare settings.