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Respiratory Protection and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

3M has received a number of inquiries regarding the appropriate respirator recommendations for potential exposures to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (previously referred to as a novel coronavirus (nCoV)). Following are responses to many of the most commonly asked questions. It is important to note this FAQ is not a substitute for the guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and your local health authority. Please frequently consult their websites for the most current information and infection control procedures regarding MERS-CoV.

Guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the 3M™ TR-300 Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Assembly (pdf, 292K)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (pdf, 140K)


World Health Organization (WHO)

Key Differences Between Respirators and Masks (pdf, 68K)

Respiratory and Surgical Masks: A Comparison (pdf, 157K)

For further information on 3M personal protective equipment please contact 3M Technical Service in the US at 1-800-243-4630.