There are no antiviral agents and vaccines available for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
Coronavirus, which causes MERS, is reportedly transmitted through saliva droplets from coughs or sneezes and close contact, but it is not airborne.
In a situation like this, the best way to prevent MERS is to focus on personal hygiene, and by wearing a hygiene mask.
There has been a surge in demand for Hygiene Mask, a product of Sview (www.sviewstore.co.kr), a private brand of RoitsNine (President Heo Jeyu). The hygiene masks are antibacterial, prevent fog, and protect the face.
Sview's Hygiene Mask ensures proper distance between a patient and a doctor during treatment. Moreover, it gives 99.9% protection against bacteria, so patients can receive more sanitary treatment.
Furthermore, people can wear this mask for long periods of time without any discomfort, and it allows them to breathe without difficulty, all the while protecting the entire face, as well as the nose and mouth.
One company official said, "Compared to regular masks, people can more effectively prevent MERS if they wear Sview's Hygiene Mask."
Everyone can use Sview's Hygiene Mask since it has an optimized size for all. The standard package (10 films and 2 frames) is 39,500 won, and the single package (1 film and 1 frame) is 15,000 won.
The masks can be purchased on Sview's site (www.sviewstore.co.kr), open Internet marketplaces, and total shopping malls.