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Should I wear the same mask again or not? This was revealed in the new study

New Delhi: The infection of Corona virus (Covid-19) has once again increased in many countries of the world including India. The number of corona patients has increased due to the sub-variants of the Omicron variant of Corona. In such a situation, instructions are being given again to wear the mask. To avoid the corona virus, people are being advised to use masks in public places. At the same time, a new study has come out regarding the mask, in which it has been said that there is a risk of bacterial and fungal infection due to repeated use of the same face mask.

Wearing a mask for a long time can cause acne on the face. You may be a victim of masking. The problem of getting pimples on the face due to wearing a mask is called masking. Mask – Acne caused by wearing a face mask is nothing to be afraid of. New research suggests that this all-encompassing protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus may actually be an infection threat in itself.

A recent study published in Scientific Reports states that the risk of re-use of the same mask is high. Researchers from Japan’s Kindai University found bacteria and fungus on both sides of the face mask. The research team studied 109 medical students on their mask preferences and analyzed the fungus and bacteria on both sides of the mask. Microbial colony counts were compared to individuals who wore the mask for one day (three to six hours) and for 2 days or more, depending on the type of face mask (polyurethane, non-woven).

They found that the number of bacterial colonies inside the mask was high. The study also said that bacteria were found in 99% of the samples on the facial side and 94% on the outer side. On the other hand, the fungus was less on the facial side (79% of the samples) than on the outer side (95%). The study also found that 78% wore non-stitched face masks and disposed of them after a day, while 58% of other mask types wore the same mask for two days or more. It was seen that the number of fungus increased significantly with the use of masks for a long time.


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