[greater than or equal to] 2 meters); type of contact with the patient (aerosol-producing procedures, non-aerosol-producing procedures, care of patient, handling of urine catheter, handling of respiratory samples in the laboratory, handling of urine samples in the laboratory); type of protection used (surgical mask, FFP1 mask, FFP2
mask, FFP3 mask, gown, gloves, protective glasses); and symptoms experienced by the contacts (cough, fever, temperature, sore throat, diarrhea, shortness of breath).
At the end of September, Mathec delivered its first complete automatic machine for the production of FFP2
face masks against bird flu (flat mask, type "duck beak" shape).
The Australian Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (June 2005) recommends N95 respirators for healthcare workers (http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ wcms/Publishing.nsf/Content/phd-pandemic-plan.htm), and in France, the Plan gouvernemental de prevention et de lutte <<Pandemie grippale>>(January 2006) recommends FFP2
respirators (equivalent to N95 respirators) (http://www.splf.org/s/IMG/pdf/plan-grip-janvier06.pdf).