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Bashiru Sani

Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa, Nigeria

Publications

  • Research   
    The Effect of the Use of Face Mask and Face Shield in the Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic
    Author(s): Peter Uteh Upla*, Mfonido Ituen Bassey, Bashiru Sani, Naja???atu Shehu Hadi, Yusuf Eshimutu Abu and Janet Chukwu Gabriel

    The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly contagious virus that has threatened global health and the world economy. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of the use of a face mask and face shield in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Face mask and face shields were procured in a tailoring shop in Lafia. The materials were transported to the laboratory for sampling. Result obtained shows that the use of a face mask with face shield limits the spread of COVID-19. No bacterial growth was recorded in all plates when the face mask and face shield was worn simultaneously. On the use of only face mask, bacterial growths were recorded in a distance of 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 metre respectively. While in talking, no bacterial growth was recorded in a distance of 2.0 metres. In sneezing and coughing, few bacterial growths were recorded in all di.. Read More»

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