CDC Admits Ebola Could Become Airborne

October 8, 2014   |   ANTIMEDIA

[UPDATE: This story is not 100% accurate but we are leaving it on our site for the sake of transparency. We published this article without fully fact checking it. We do our best to publish accurate information but very rarely we make mistakes.]

Aaron Nelson
October 8, 2014

(TheAntiMedia) According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, the Ebola virus might be airborne.

It’s the single greatest concern I’ve ever had in my 40-year public health career,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “I can’t imagine anything in my career- and this includes HIV- that would be more devastating to the world than a respiratory transmissible Ebola virus.”

Related: Only 1 in 5 US Hospitals Are Prepared For an Ebola Outbreak

Experts are increasingly expressing fears that the Ebola virus can spread through droplets suspended in the air. This would explain the unprecedented increase in the number of Ebola cases in 2014. You probably didn’t hear about it on the corporate news, but a little less than 2 months ago the CDC updated their criteria for Ebola transmission to include “being within 3 feet” or “in the same room” as someone infected with the virus.

From the CDC’s website:

A low risk exposure includes any of the following:

Household member or other casual contact with an EVD patient.
Providing patient care or casual contact without high-risk exposure with EVD patients in health care facilities in EVD outbreak affected countries.“

How does CDC definecasual contact“?

Casual contact is defined as a) being within approximately 3 feet or within the room or care area for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD case while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.”

A study conducted in 2012 showed the Ebola virus was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and never placed in direct contact.

Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told BBC News nearly two years ago that he believed Ebola was spread by droplets suspended in the air.

What we suspect is happening is large droplets; they can stay in the air, but not long; they don’t go far,” he explained. “But they can be absorbed in the airway, and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way.”

This strain of Ebola is not Ebola Zaire. This is a new strain. According to the CDC, this virus is genetically 97% similar to the Zaire strain. This is a fairly big difference in genetics considering humans share 97% of the same DNA with orangutangs.

Related: Preventative Measures for Ebola in Case of an Outbreak

cdc-is-lyingIs this why Dr. Gil Mobley showed up at the Atlanta airport in a Hazmat suit protesting that the ‘CDC is lying‘, because he thinks the CDC is ‘sugar-coating‘ how serious a threat Ebola is to the United States? This document reveals that the CDC is concerned about airborne transmission of Ebola. Airline staff are being urged to provide surgical masks to anyone suspected of being infected in order “to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing”.

How did the Spanish nurse became the first person in the world to catch Ebola outside of Africa? The European Commission actually asked Spain to explain how she could have become infected, you know, if the virus is not airborne.

How else do you explain how an NBC News cameraman, wearing full body protective gear, was able to catch Ebola? The CDC predicts 1.4 million people will be infected with Ebola by January. How many of these people will be Americans? If you think the U.S. should ban air travel to and from the infected countries of West Africa, do you think the rest of the world should ban air travel to and from the United States if an Ebola outbreak starts in say, Dallas? The solution to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was 4,000 U.S. troops, and the virus is now outside of Africa. So, what will the solution look like in the United States?

It’s not a good sign when basic questions such as these are being ignored during a potential Ebola virus outbreak in America.

This is how Ebola can be spread, according to the CDC. Is Ebola airborne? The definition of ‘airborne‘ is ‘moving or being carried through the air‘.  You be the judge.

Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person’s eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may transmit the disease.”

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    • Then give vivid and informative literature that is not misleading!

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    • agreed, the author should be more concerned on the 40% of his DNA that is identical to a banana.

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  1. You sure did take some liberties with that title, didn’t you? Bet you’re getting lots of social media shares because of it, huh? Shameful.

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    • You’re answer to a serious problem is cracked?

      Interesting.

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      • Before you say it. Yes, I did accidentally say ‘you’re’ instead of ‘your’. Thank you for your most likely future concern for my well-being of being able to use proper grammar.

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  3. I believe the United States should stop and ban all and any transport and transportation out of the United States to pretect all of our citizens here in the United States of a America and they need to hurry up and please find a cure for the virus

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    • Yeah let’s lock everyone in their homes and shut down the borders. Let’s make hugs illegal too, can’t be too safe.

      I hate that knee-jerk mouthbreathers like you exist. No. we should not “ban all transport in and out of the United States.” ….You’re a føckin tard. I hope you’re never put in charge of anything.

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  4. How is this bad reporting? Oh yeah because it disagrees with your view so it must be false. You have no evidence to back up your claims, but it just “feels” wrong.

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  5. “A study conducted in 2012 showed the Ebola virus was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and were never placed in direct contact.” …… This is NOT new info! Ebola Reston is a strain of Ebola that was discovered in 1989 in Reston, Virginia (located near metro DC) when lab monkeys from Africa were housed in the same room but in separate cages the monkeys died from this strain of Ebola.

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  6. So.. Ebola can be spread to someone by sneezing or coughing on them.. AKA, by transmitting a bodily fluid to them in the form of mucus or saliva. Which is an already known way of transmitting Ebola. Thank you, antimedia, for telling us what anyone with common sense already knew.

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  7. Nothing misleading in the reporting. These are facts, the CDC is lying to the country!

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    • So your evidence that the CDC is lying comes from an article that misrepresents the information from a paper – by the CDC. Oh the stupid it burns.

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  8. I knew it, I hope the CDC was not lying (I fear they might be to avoid panic) that is how the cameraman got it

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  9. Sir ,breathing dispels moisture into the air ,so how could anyone deny it is airborne within close proximity. No different really from a cold or flu viruses.

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  10. Dan Christopher Hall 'Airborne' doesn't mean what you think it means. 'Airborne' implies that the virus can spread completely unassisted through the air. The vast majority of diseases that are airborne also CAUSE a cough or a sneeze. Ebola does neither of these. Unless you already have a cough or you have to sneeze, then your not at any risk of transmitting Ebola. It is not airborne. End of story.

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  11. Just like the Aids hysteria

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  12. Donald Stone Blakely did you even click on the links that they provided. this article is not only terribly written with grammar issues, but they are falsifying what is actually said in the links. grow up, maybe you should go to school or something and learn a thing or two about diseases.

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  13. Aaron Nelson,

    Fox News called and wants to offer you a job. Your journalistic integrity is exactly what they are looking for, and all that Fox stands for.

    However, they did mention something about a sex change and blonde hair.

    Congratulations, and good luck.

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    • Stupid troll comment by a stupid troll. Go find another outlet for your hate. Might help to get some Vitamin D (sun exposure in case you forgot). I bet it’s tough to be inside with your internetz trollez all day, but it might help.

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  14. Why do you lie to all of us? First it's not airborne now it is. I work at a hospital they are not ready for this. I am now even more afraid of what I do for a living. You won't be safe leaving your own house. Why lie?

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  15. Right, Cracked is the source I trust most…Ebola has shown the propensity to mutate to airborne variants, ie; variant Ebola Reston, as described in the 1995 book The Hot Zone when it ravaged a monkey population in quarantine in Reston VA. Don't take this seriously and it will bite you in the ass.

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  16. That's my point , cracked is a better source of journalism than this. If Ebola was airborne, Liberia wouldn't exist anymore

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  17. Donald Stone Blakely 3 foot is still considered contact transmission. Droplet transmission. Google it before you say the CDC is lying.

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  18. Zachary Elijah Crisp
    Droplet Spread
    The spray of droplets during coughing and sneezing can spread infectious disease. You can even infect another person through the droplets created when you speak. Droplets fall to the ground within a few feet, so this type of transmission requires close proximity.

    Indirect Contact
    Infectious diseases can also be spread indirectly through the air and other mechanisms.

    Airborne Transmission
    Some infectious agents can travel long distances and remain suspended in the air for an extended period of time. You can catch a disease like measles by entering a room well after someone with measles has departed.

    http://www.healthline.com/health/disease-transmission#Overview1

    So there you have it. Seems to me I still would not want to go into a room and touch anything ….even breathe the air…. for quite some time. We could get into the dynamics and physics if you like, you know, how air currents can keep a droplet suspended in the air for how long, how long it (the virus) can survive outside of suitable environs, and the like…. no need to, however. You are pretty much correct, it's the variables one needs to consider. The government sure isn't going to help.

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  19. Liberia might still exist….it just would not have a "live" population …….

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  20. you are dumb as fuck if you believe what your government is sayin to you, this is not a joke like H1N1 was, this is genocide.

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  21. :) ……we all gotta die sometime…

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  22. Ban all air travel from Africa to all countries only way they stop it going world wide .If you ask me they are not acting quick enough .They also think there a case in Australia nz will be next how many have to die before they do something do something now before it is to late.

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  23. Viruses can't change. There's no such thing as "evolution". WAKE UP! This is the liberal media trying to get us to abandon GOD and admit that "evolution" is possible! I didn't come from no damn MONKEY!

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    • Are you f’ing serious? You don’t believe viruses can mutate? Someone apparently never evolved from being a monkey.

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  24. It's already in the U.S. so regardless if we stop transportation it's still on our soil

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  25. because it's false information. if you click the link provided by this "news" piece itself you'll see that these claims aren't the truth. it's sensationalist & poor journalism

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  26. This is not journalism, and is dangerous in that it distorts facts in a way that helpless dumb people might not be able to discern.

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  27. It is come to the point where we don't go out, we don't send our kids to school, or anything. Why did our country allow people with the virus to fly back into the country? They are still allowing people to travel into this country they should stop all flights until this is under control. The fact is this has already killed thousands of people in Africa and now has the potential to kill thousands if not more in America. Thank You to our leadership and to the CDC for keep the American public in the dark and making it seem like it is not as big of a problem than it is!

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  28. So Aids came from Africa and now Ebola stems from Africa, the solution is simple.. Blow up Africa, Nuke it! End of problem. World free of 2 deadliest viruses.

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  29. Chris Whitehead it's amazing how common sense is lost on some people!! that news reporter that got ebola wasn't going around playing with bodily fluids. I'm sure the doctor that went over there didn't either, but what they probably did do was breathe in the infested air! they probably had the same mentality you have right now! don't believe everything you hear! the cdc first came out that it wasn't airborne until word got out and experiments with animals were done proving it can be spread via the air (and I don't mean the person coughing or sneezing on you!) this virus is no joke and if your in the same room with someone who has it you would be wise to get up and leave that room immediately!

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  30. it can be spread via the air. ask the reporter who got whether its airborne

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  31. Raymond Chow What reporter? I haven't heard of one & as it is in Dallas, which is right up the road from me, I've tried to follow news on it as much as possible.

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  32. Panicky sheep. This story is nothing more than a pile of bullshit. The story doesn't even validate it's own headline. Nowhere does it state that "the CDC admits that ebola could be airborne".

    Good job at trying to incite fear and lie to your readers , antimedia.

    Tools.

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  33. Raymond Chow That was a good article, however, it also states actual transmission is unclear & that "First and foremost, Ebola is not suddenly an airborne disease". Honestly, I'm not sure what to believe. I fully respect the personal opinions of all but our government & our media have more than proven they are less than trustworthy. In headlines, I've read that it is airborne yet once you read through the whole article, it states possibly. It would be wise for us to take all precautions available on the chance it can be transmitted like that but at this point, I'm still unsure.

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  34. Terry Tiger exactly my thoughts lol

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  35. Start the ban from where it started & ban ALL who come from other countries , till they are tested first &approved for travel from a physician who specializes in this diesese. 20-days before.

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  36. its because they dont really give a shit. its their form of "population control" just my opinion though XD

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  37. This is why we never should have brought the infected people back over hear to the United States. Iam sorry the people who went to Africa went knowing the risk

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  38. Just reading through comments, I posted this for another person (slightly different in what I said,yet still the same) thought this might help….just my opinion on research I did….with link.
    Droplet Spread
    The spray of droplets during coughing and sneezing can spread infectious disease. You can even infect another person through the droplets created when you speak. Droplets fall to the ground within a few feet, so this type of transmission requires close proximity.

    Indirect Contact
    Infectious diseases can also be spread indirectly through the air and other mechanisms.

    Airborne Transmission
    Some infectious agents can travel long distances and remain suspended in the air for an extended period of time. You can catch a disease like measles by entering a room well after someone with measles has departed.

    http://www.healthline.com/health/disease-transmission#Overview1

    So there you have it. Seems to me I still would not want to go into a room and touch anything ….even breathe the air…. for quite some time. We could get into the dynamics and physics, you know, how air currents can keep a droplet suspended in the air for how long, how long it (the virus) can survive outside of suitable environs, and the like…. no need to, however.I think it's the variables one needs to consider. The government sure isn't going to help on that!!

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  39. Go to the W.H.O. website. They are in agreement with this report.

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  40. INFLUENZA(FLU) KILLS MORE THAN 2,900 PEOPLE PER YEAR SINCE IT WAS DISCOVERED. ITS JUST AS DEADLY AND JUST BECAUSE THEIR IS A SHOT YOU CAN GET FOR IT DOESNT MEAN YOU CANT GET IT ALL IT MEANS IS YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT SURVIVING INFLUENZA (FLU). IM NOT SAYING EBOLA ISNT BAD ITS MADE ME SCARED TO GO OUT AND DO STUFF. BUT IM SIMPLY SAYING THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THERE ISNT A CURE OR A SHOT FOR THIS LIKE THE FLU AND THATS WHAT SCARED PEOPLE. IF IT HAD ONE NOT MANY PEOPLE WOULD WORRY ABOUT IT.

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  41. Terry Tiger Thank you for responding & for the link. Ebola is definitely a terrifying disease & not one to be taken lightly. My heart goes out to all those who have it, get it & their families. Sure wish our troops weren't going over there.

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  42. Mysi Montanus You are welcome,and I am with you on all you said in your response. Especially about our Marines. I pray that none of them get sick with this virus.

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  43. Terry Tiger I'm on my knees right by you, I feel they are being sent to their deaths & have no business there. They are soldiers, not CNAs.

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  44. If they tell the truth about Ebola, there will be total anarchy and panic in the streets. We will never know the truth until it is too late.

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  45. Contact vs airborne vs droplet transmission. All three have very clear definitions. This is 101. Educate ourselves,

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  46. My theory about its airborne route:1)An individuals' proximity to the aerosol. 2)Duration of aerosol release into the air prior to inhalation. 3)An individuals' immune status in contrast to the strain of Ebola involved. 4)An individuals' genetic make-up that downplays his/her immune system to certain types of viruses, including EBV.5)Individual Receptors structurally similar to EBV receptor,with high affinity n efficacy.

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  47. What a crock of fear mongering 'what if'. The links provided in this 'journalism' don't even support the premise of the article. The last thing we need in a reactionary, social media, anxiety ridden culture of which we have here in this country are articles like this stirring up fear. The only thing that this does is fill the pockets of pharmaceutical companies pushing Xanax and SSRI's. Rewind to the 80's and 90's and replace Ebola with HIV. The same thing was being said then. Let's all take a deep breath and put our energies into containing this outbreak in Africa and developing a treatment or even better, a vaccine or a cure.

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  48. An excuse to start abusing and killing all animals……….we need current viable information ( not "we suspect", "we think", "we wonder"). It will come to the point where people will be locked up or worse if they even cough…remember the flu season starts soon, what are they gonna do quarantine everyone? You watch they will start ordering the deaths of all animals because someone suspects animals are the real culprits!

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  49. Wow you're a liberal douche faggot if there ever was one. How ignorant do you have to be to pick one biased media outlet over another? And how long did it take you and the rest of you morons to create the world you live in?

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  50. Debbie Smith People keep using the words airborne when they mean to use aerosol. Ebola is not airborne but it can be transmitted thru aerosol. Anyone in the same room with a symptomatic Ebov patient can be infected by aerosol depending on the sample size, the force with which the sample is expelled, and the airflow in the room.

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  51. What are we going to do. This is horrible, if it is airborne we are going to have a big situation on our hands. The CDC needs to get there butt on the roll and find a vaccination for it or, well AMERICA IS DOOMED. They need to stop air travel at all cost to stop the spread of this VERY DEADLY VIRUS. I am freaking out over this crap because it is such a bad virus. So, all I have to say is that the CDC needs to hurry with a vaccine so the world can get on with there lives and not have to worry with the EBOLA VIRUS.

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  52. Liberals evolved from one cell protozoans.

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  53. There are plenty of airborne viruses every year that can kill. God's built in immunity system is really the only defense. Let's Pray with faith that God keeps us all and our family safe as death passes over us daily.

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  54. Raymond- go find a virus expert , not a wingnut conspiracy site…. It's not airborne and won't likely be. If it was the cases in Liberia would be in millions

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  55. its not air born stop trying to cause fear geeez ppl get a grip

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  56. Chris Whitehead, then explain the ease of transmission, especially to those who are educated enough not to come into direct contact with bodily fluids, like the doctors and nurses that seem to get infected at a higher rate than anyone else? It was thought impossible that Ebola Reston could have become airborne, but factually and documented by the CDC, it did. Read up. Now while I do agree it isn't totally airborne available in this instance, by your argument that Liberia still has a living population, you have to admit it does appear to be far more robust in it's transmission than the CDC has been letting on to. Why would the CDC not just say it is? Well, possibly to manage the chaos and sheer terror this revelation might incite. This disease changing it's method of transport,; becoming airborne or transmissible via droplets of moisture by respiration which does occur in other infectious diseases naturally do due to natural mutations generations after generations of the infection; is the CDC's biggest nightmare and if it scares them, it should scare the bejezzus out of you. Now, this in not to incite pandemonium, or create false fear in a boogie man virus. But better to survive this and be overly cautious, than to be blindly saying as our cell walls are eviscerated from within that the "CDC says" it wasn't airborne… just my 2¢. You keep drinking the Kool-aid. Actually I hope they are right, this time…but their initial track record on this infection hasn't been stellar has it…who to quarantine, how to quarantine those family members who came into contact with the initial patient, protocol for how to provide front line staff proper procedures BEFORE facing patient zero stateside…just saying I want to be around to see the lessons learned by all this than to become part of the lesson.

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  57. Misleading, incorrect, horrible, etc.
    How can you link to the website and in the same paragraph misquote what you linked to?

    Here is what you said:

    From the CDC’s website:
    “A low risk exposure includes any of the following:
    Household member or other casual contact with an EVD patient.
    Providing patient care or casual contact without high-risk exposure with EVD patients in health care facilities in EVD outbreak affected countries.“

    Here is what the CDC site ACTUALLY says (from http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html )

    A low risk exposure includes any of the following

    Household contact with an EVD patient
    Other close contact with EVD patients in health care facilities or community settings. Close contact is defined as
    being within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) of an EVD patient or within the patient’s room or care area for a prolonged period of time (e.g., health care personnel, household members) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., standard, droplet, and contact precautions; see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations)
    having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD patient while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.
    Brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute close contact

    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  58. Hey what about y'all sendimg the virus to space. You watched it mutate so fast it was crazy. I'm not saying this is it but you had to know it could from the study

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  59. Links don't match what's in the article. Woops!

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  60. What would explain the unprecedented increase in the number of Ebola cases in 2014 is the United States experimenting with biological warfare. Do you really think they are going admit this? It would be equivalent to a child confessing they did something wrong, and we all know children aren't going to confess because of the consequences they would have to deal with. This is the same reason the U.S. hasn't admitted to messing around with biological warfare, they are afraid of states conceding from the union and potential rioting from American citizens. What they don't understand is if they make the Ebola virus airborne yes it will take care of the human overpopulation but it will also wreck havoc on the animal kingdom (where it is considered to originate) killing off our food source.

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  61. It is no longer news that the Acquired immune deficiency syndrome /Human Immuno Virus (HIV/AIDS) is increasing by the day. The fear is that many people living with the sickness are scared of saying it because of the stigma that comes along with it.I am bold enough among many others to state that there is now a potent cure to this sickness but many are unaware of it. I discovered that I was infected with the virus 8yrs ago, after a medical check-up. My doctor told me and I was shocked, confused and felt like my world has crumbled. I was dying slowly due the announcement of my medical practitioner but he assured me that I could lead a normal life if I took my medications (as there was no medically known cure to HIV). I went from churches to churches but soon found that my case needed urgent attention as I was growing lean due to fear of dying anytime soon. In a bid to looking for a lasting solution to my predicament, I sought for solutions from the voodoo world. I went online and searched for every powerful trado-medical practitioner that I could severe, cos I heard that the African Voodoo Priests had a cure to the HIV syndrome. It was after a little time surfing the web that I came across one DR IWAJOWA (A powerful African Voodoo Priest), who offered to help me at a monetary fee. I had to comply as this was my final bus-stop to receiving a perfect healing. My last resolve was to take my life by myself, should this plan fail. Alas! it worked out well. He gave my some steps to follow and I meticulously carried out all his instructions.
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  62. Jolene VanAlstine Pellicano Did you actually READ the CDC page? Rofl. It states being within three feet OF THE PATIENT or being in the patient's room or care area for an extended period without proper protective gear. That is NOT airborne, that is close contact with a bodily fluid someone coughed up/sneezed on you. I copied and pasted it for ya so you don't have to click too far.

    — being within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) of an EVD patient or within the patient’s room or care area for a prolonged period of time (e.g., health care personnel, household members) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., standard, droplet, and contact precautions;

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  63. Adrienne or whatever your name is. I don't care about the article, if I think it's airborne than that's what I think. Oooook?? Now go lay down some where….

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    • You can think whatever you want, but it doesn’t make it fact.

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  64. You work at 'nursing' yet you don't care what the CDC says? What kinda mess is that? :

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  65. I don't think they will ban travel because they care more about the economy not crashing. So much business is done through travel. They definitely should ban travel to and from Africa though and at least make that decision. But as they mentioned we have a case here so then should the world not travel here. This is a mess. I'm conflicted on what to believe as the world was scared to death about S.A.R.S years ago. Is this something to focus us off of ISIS? I found this article informative because you have to ask how did the cases go from 80 over many years to 2014 6200 cases. There has to be a reason maybe Airborne. But you don't want to tell people airborne because then the world would stop and people would stay inside and not spend money, money needed to be spent for the world to survive.

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  66. …that's really, really disappointing. How are you working in any medical field? You don't actually work with humans, right? Just, like, cadavers…right?

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  67. I'm the weirdo that actually read the article listed (and a few others to boot!) to form my thoughts and opinions instead of just going ERMAGERD BAD THINGS ARE BAD I WILL SPREAD MY DUMB ILL INFORMED CRAP AT THE WORLD.

    I'm sorry, but willful ignorance is intolerable. Especially when it comes to someone that could potentially have someone else's life in their hands.

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  68. Adrienne Mayton Some people don't want to know the truth. I find it far less stressful to smile at them and move on. There is no way to convince them if they really just don't want to know.

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  69. You are a huge fucktard

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  70. This article is saying that the virus is airborne and that the CDC is lying to evrryone.

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  71. Honestly who cares? We are all hoing to die anyways. Wether it be from the Ebola virus or something else, we will all die. Who cares if the fucking CDC is lying to us? Everybody should already know that our government is lying to us, they have been since day 1.

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  72. First and foremost its a virus and it is constantly changing. I work in health care and we had said the CDC should have all travel outside of the U.S. Shut down no coming in or going out!

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  73. Jackie Avila Gonzlz yes ma'am. Unfortunately though, the media lies just as much as the government does. The more sensational they can make it, the higher their ratings go. It's hard to trust in anything that either one says.

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  74. Cedric Rodgers of course your opinion. you don't need to say that. whose else opinion would it be

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  75. soon enough they're gonna start spouting off on zombies walking all over the world… XD

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  76. Guess it's soon time to bring out the 50 million fema caskets they stockpiled over recent years

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  77. Stop lying to us damn,Ebola ain't airborne so stop scaring niggas. Ya niggas really get a kick out of scaring people and their kids. Stfu because saying this makes people kill themselves and their kids. Stfu please people. Citizens just relax and enjoy your life on Earth.

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  78. The most terrifying words in the English language are:
    ” I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

    Ronald Reagan

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  79. this is what we get for letting all these fucking foreigners come to this country, WE'RE ALL DOOMED,,

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  80. Health care workers are not infallible, how is that not understandable? The health care worker could've had just a small amnt of fluid splashed on her

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  81. Q. Since the World Health Organization ranks the US so low in health care, why would anyone want to come to the US for health care?

    A. The USA offers high quality, prompt health care. It just doesn't fit WHO's agenda of "universal" health care for everyone in the country.

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  82. Actually that could be true because most people in it are that depraved. But even *if* it were true (i.e. those really behind outward Gov aka NWO) of their plans…it could not happen unless it was a judgment situation. Even the NWO is just a tool (even though they do not believe that & are clueless they are not sovereign, as with most people for that matter. I hope that is not the case, nor am I stating it so. We do know that one day it will come to pass, as well as, most of mankind will still not repent to the end (but those who will are worth it) & we also know the ending (good news for all Believers). So, why worry (Believers) …time will tell in this situation. Interesting days to live in.

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  83. Of course it is and they knew it all along, why else would they be putting on gas masks?!?

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  84. Mark West Airbone=Respiratory isolation to any knowledgeable medical professional. I am a RN and I believe it is airborne. Doctors and Nurses who know proper protocol for the different types of isolation are getting Ebola. They are gearing up for respiratory isolation, treating the patient and they are still getting infected so not only is it airborne, it's extremely contagious.

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  85. The bad thing about this is that, if Ebola becomes an epidemic in the US, the very people who are lying to us will probably hide in a high tower somewhere while watching everybody else die below. This is just shameful.

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  86. The lieing bastards knew it all along trying to play it off to the American People p

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  87. I truly wish someone could give me a convincing explanation of "no transmission is possible until symptoms begin." OH? Does that mean if I had blood to blood contact with someone a hour before they noticed a symptom I would be safe? I don't think so. This CDC statement needs to be justified with science that can explain exactly what showing a symptom means, and why it cannot be transmitted until showing a symptom occurs.

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  88. Irresponsible writing, I'd call it reporting, but that would be a level or 2 of dignity above what this deserves.

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  89. FLUID DROPLETS!!! EBOLA IS NOT AIRBORNE!! You're going to start a nation-wide panic about this, educate yourself and shut up.

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  90. TB is an airborne virus. Ebola is not. TB protection requires N95 respirators that allow particles smaller than TB to pass through. Ebola os considered a droplet precaution because when someone sneezes, it lingers in the air for a few seconds then falls to then ground. Tb can stau suspe ded and move throgh rooms and ducts freely

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  91. I have read many different arguments on this article. But, I want to clarify some facts.
    1. If you don’t believe in evolution, logic, or science, there isn’t really much more to read. Because nothing I say or do will make you believe the truth.
    2. If you believe everything the US media or government tells you, you might as well quit reading. These entities are well versed in simplifying news so that most people feel comfortable that they understand what’s going on.
    3. EBOV is an RNA virus. That means it mutates with every infection. It has no “error-checking” acids to keep it from mutating into an airborne strain. Most (intelligent) doctors’ fears are that the current strain will mutate into an airborne version.
    4. It is a very real possibility that EBOV could wipe out 50-90% of the human population. But, we can contain it, you say. It seems that our containment measures so far haven’t stopped the spread significantly enough to keep it from spreading through inter-continental travel. Now that it’s here, what is to stop it from mutating into an airborne virus, coupled with influenza or the common cold?
    Even if we had the virus, most people wouldn’t take the complaints seriously. Duncan was sent home with antibiotics because hospital staff didn’t believe he had and didn’t check for Ebola virus the first day he went to the hospital.. He might have lived if he had been given treatment sooner. Instead, he had to wait until an ambulance came 2 days later for the personnel to test him for EBOV.
    5. Telling the full truth wouldn’t be beneficial to those who could. If people stopped going to work, our food supply networks would stop functioning, our plumbing would stop working, etc.. If it started riots, that would just cause more destruction and mayhem than the virus would have in the first place, plus it will spread the virus that much quicker. If we quit using dollars to trade goods, our systems of governments and emergency response would be broken.
    6. This article uses loaded language to get you pissed off. The CDC isn’t lying. The current strain hasn’t been documented as being airborne. It is still possible that the strain has been, already is, or could become airborne. We should still try to follow basic hygienic practices to avoid spreading contaminants. We shouldn’t touch our faces in public at all. We should wash our hands before contact with any of our mucous membranes. We should shame people who don’t cover their coughs or sneezes, and set an example by covering ours. We could also wear dust masks like so many people in Asian countries do.
    7. The logic stands whether you want to believe it or not. Just because you feel that thinking critically about anything is “fear-mongering” doesn’t mean that is what is happening. What is happening is discussion about a factual possibility. When will humans learn not to underestimate nature?

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  92. yep thay are lieing and thay know it thank to mr obama leting this into the u s now are pepole are dieing and i dont realy thank he cares about are pepole and if he dose he is showing a bad exsample

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  93. while I applaud your efforts, you dont seem to understand the difference between airborne and droplet transmission. Droplet transmission is essentially just extended fluid contact, "within 3 feet" is droplet-based transmission. Droplet-borne pathogens tend to not live very long at all once outside the body. Airborne transmission means the pathogen would be able to live in the air and remain suspended in the air for a prolonged period of time.

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  94. Wow! The ignorant responses of the non-health care workers are amazing. Yes, indeed, I can tell you for a fact that it can be spread by droplets. Sputum expectorated from the lungs of an infected patient is bodily fluid. It does fly through the air when coughed out of the lungs. I don’t even know why I am commenting on this absurdly ridiculous post, but it pisses me off, the ignorance of people who are not first responders or on the front lines. Wake up! It is here. Read up on contact, airborne, and droplet precautions and you can figure it out for yourself. We don’t need the government to tell us that it is spread by droplets. The government knew about this months and months ago, but yet we have to be politically correct and let everyone into our country regardless of their disposition. Close the borders! Screen everyone! This goes for other countries as well. Without inconveniences set in place to save many many people, many more will perish. Okay, I am done ranting. Elected govt. officials, get off your lazy, corrupt rumps and make a difference for once in your life! Please….

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  95. Why are you lying to people? Is it because you want people to be afraid of and hostile toward people from africa? Or is it that you want to discredit science based medicine?

    Or, are you an advocate of some quasi anti semitic conspiracy theory that benefits from having people convinced their own government is secretly out to get them?

    Whatever the case may be, please stop spreading lies and misinformation. This is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with in the clear light of scientific inquiry, not on sensationalist and irresponsible websites.

    close bodily contact leading to the exchange of fluids does not imply a disease is airborne. No strain of airborne ebola exists, nor is such a mutation likely, as it would require extreme changes to the way in which the virus is structured. Its way more likely that a preexisting airborn virus like the flu could mutate into something more deadly, and by the way, the flu killed 108 people in the united states last year, so far only a single American has died of ebola, and he got it in africa, now a doctor treating him has it as a result of prolonged and desperate contact in order to save the man's life. Doubtless a mistake in protocol was made, which is what the CDC actually said. I encourage everyone to look it up for themselves and see what actual scientists say about it, not what journalists and bloggers come up with.

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  96. Ridiculous … and for your next argument are you going to say that Obama made up this disease to kill us all because he hates America? Everyone has to be lying to us, right? Your citations are wrong…. there is no fact to this article.

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  97. If this is the case then we need to stop all flights from these areas. We also need all travelers checked at the time of their arrival for any type of sickness. this is going to be obamas final attack on America, once it gets beyond our control he will be the victor in his war against America.

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  98. This author is over dramatizing Ebola just like everybody else. Maybe if the author was smart in the link for "this document" they would have clearly read in bold letters "Ebola does NOT spread through the air like flu."

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  99. Like with any virus it can be spread by fomite. The animal feeder gets it on his hands and touches the feed that is being placed in multiple animal pens or cages. Its on their clothing or their boots and gets tracked around. We know this occurs by working in veterinary care. It doesnt mean its because it is airborne.

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  100. They brought the Ebola Infected People to this country to cure them . They were Dr.s that worked with the Infected in Africa . They wore protection the same as is being woren here now by health care workers. The CDC perscribed outfits for protection. Well the Drs that came to this country were protected by the same getup. It has to be AIRBORNE! The only way to protect from that kind of Contaminant is to ware a completely sealed suit w/ a re-breather incorporated into the suit. The CDC Prescribed suit they are wearing is nothing more than what a mechanic wears while painting a car in a paint booth. After exosphere the wearer needs to be decontaminated by a walk through shower and then completely dried off by clean air pressure. Anything less is no protection at all. NONE !!

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  101. Ebola has infected over 400 healthcare workers and 232 of them have died (WHO 10/8/14) I think the CDC needs to recommend BSL-4 suits when caring for an Ebola patient and stop blaming the people caring for Ebola patients.

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  102. If Ebola wer airborne, then the CDC wouldn't consider being within three feet of an Ebola patient a LOW RISK EXPOSURE. So why -do- they consider it to be a low risk exposure? The answer is simple. Because if you hang out within three feet of an ebola patient for any length of time you DO have a chance of TOUCHING something contaminated by the virus and then TOUCHING your body in a location and manner that allows the virus to enter your system. Stop. Breathe. And THINK about what this article is saying. And then click on the link to the CNN article that this article references, which makes it VERY CLEAR that the CDC does NOT believe Ebola to be AIRBORNE at this time.

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  103. People please check the links for the sources provided. They'll end up falsifying this article. It seems they are trying to create some hysteria based on sensationalism instead of providing facts so people can sleep at night.

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  104. This story is from the 8th. Think about it. Today is what? Pretty much sums that up. Somebody is lying.

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  105. Didn't these bastards say that there was no way it would ever become airborne ? I knew they were lying . I seen enough movies to know that they always down play everything so people won't panic. Anyone seen the strain?

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  106. "How else do you explain how an NBC News cameraman, wearing full body protective gear, was able to catch Ebola?"

    Simple: by removing infected gear improperly. For instance, if you remove the gloves before removing shoe covers, once your fingers touch those covers, you've risked contamination. If you remove one glove completely and then go to remove the other glove, you can't do it without touching the outer surface with your skin—again, potential contamination.

    Most mistakes that end in contamination of people who were wearing full protective gear come from four simple reasons:

    1. They removed the gear improperly, touching a contaminated surface with bare skin, or allowing contaminated surfaces to touch their regular clothes or hair.

    2. They broke the protocol by doing something absent-minded like reaching under a mask to rub an itch, etc.

    3. They put the gear on improperly, so it's not covering or sealed as it is supposed to be.

    4. They touched a contaminated surface *after* they removed their gear.

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  107. I hate it when a journalist takes things out of context & tnen writes articles that some uninformed readers may accept as factual. People need to accept things they read with a "grain of salt" & do additional research instead of jumping to conclusions. Misinformation is just as dangerous as ignorance.

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  108. By the way, the big argument over "airborne" between medical people in the media is this:

    Technically, a virus can "airborne" spread only if the virus itself can live in air and spread through it. But to laymen, "airborne" also includes spread of infection via *droplets* (sneezing and coughing) that can get carried in the air for a short time before landing on surfaces or being inhaled by another person. It's the sticking point between official scientific designation, and public common-use definition. To a medical scientist, it's not airborne unless it can live and float in air *without* a liquid carrier (like sneeze or cough droplets).

    I agree that the CDC has totally downplayed the potential for droplets from sneezing and coughing to spread the disease (not just from inhaling or having them land on you, but also from them landing on objects you later touch while the virus is still alive on those surfaces). However, they're technically correct in insisting that it's not airborne, as in a virus that can live in air. Most laymen don't even know that there are bacteria, viruses, etc. that are true airborne organisms that live n our atmosphere all the time. In fact, there's one (iirc it's an upper-atmosphere gram-negative bacterium) that actually aids in creating cold air, and the condensation of water vapor into water droplets (rain, etc.).

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  109. These are all facts that our government is hiding. If you watch on you tube jessie ventura conspiracy theory you will see some moth dropping truth what our government has in store for us.for instance concentration camps with huge plastic coffins to fir 3 people in.also putting stuff in the vaccinations and the government will release something in the air to start depopulation.the bible speaks of the plague which the ebola virus could be it since there is no cure.and the sick people who will intentionally spread this virus.wake up people.our government is corrupt

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  110. I think its good people at talking and afraid!! Maybe people will be more proactive and wash their hands and not cough on each other, ect… I am going into this just like I do every flu season!! Stay away from anyone that seems ill and take care of my own health

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  111. Yeah duhhh!!! CDC/Govt. Is lying because they KNOW if people panic it could be catastrophic to our economy…pulling money out of banks…not spending money no schools not buying gas stop working over flow the hospitals hoarding, price gouging, looting, crime, killing!!

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  112. When do they admit that it is contagious prior to the onset of symptoms?? That's next! It's my understanding that most contagion's are most contagious before someone is "physically sick" with a virus/flu!!

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  113. Those are droplet precaution not airborne precautions! If they were airborne people wouldn't be wearing simple surgical masks.

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  114. THIS VIRUS HAS MUTATED over 300 times since this break-out- research it if you think you can find it

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  115. Canadian study results……. "Under conditions of the current study, transmission of ZEBOV (ebola) could have occurred either by inhalation (of aerosol or larger droplets), and/or droplet inoculation of eyes and mucosal surfaces and/or by fomites due to droplets generated during the cleaning of the room. Infection of all four macaques in an environment, preventing direct contact between the two species and between the macaques themselves, supports the concept of airborne transmission. It is of interest, that the first macaques to become infected were housed in cages located directly within the main airflow to the air exhaust system. The experimental setting of the present study could not quantify the relative contribution of aerosol, small and large droplets in the air, and droplets landing inside the NHP cages (fomites) to EBOV transmission between pigs and macaques.
    The present study provides evidence that infected pigs can efficiently transmit ZEBOV to NHPs in conditions resembling farm setting. Our findings support the hypothesis that airborne transmission may contribute to ZEBOV spread, specifically from pigs to primates, and may need to be considered in assessing transmission from animals to humans in general."

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  116. I'm sorry to say but we need to stop all air traffic coming to and from that country, all we need in this country is a big out break, I think the government wants this to happen for population control.

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  117. You misspelled your domain. It should be theantitruth.com, you lying sacks of shit.

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  118. I read the article, then I read a lot of the comments. Soo many of you are worse and much scarier than ebola ever could be. You're just rambling on without checking your facts or spellcheck, spewing your fear mongering garbage to easily manipulated, weak minded fools. Ebola is not airborne, they have treatment for it, and if anyone like myself has majored in biology you would know that when it comes to vaccines one of the many problems that can arise is a virus mutating (primal survival of the fittest) and now said vaccine would become moot. As far as the CDC goes, C'mon people try and use at least 1% of the only 10% of our brain power we use (that is a joke, unfortunately, many of you also probably believe that we really do only use 10% of our brains but that's a lesson for another day). The CDC is not lieing, are they leaving out some information they give the public? Most likely yes, but why you ask? FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. I'll end my frustrated educated rant with this. The United States is a great nation, one of a kind filled with extremely intelligent, artistic and wonderful people but it's also filled with complete and utter morons who sadly get way to much of a voice and can somehow find a conspiracy in everything.

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  119. Wow. I'm amazed … make that, stunned …. as to how many people in here can read this article and come away with the idea that the CDC has said that Ebola contagion can be "caught" via airborne transmission. (Please look up the definition, it doesn't not mean someone sneezing on you.) The number of people who think we're being lied to or mislead is worrisome, given that most seem to be pretty intelligent folks, not given to fear-driven analysis. We have this virus under control and are limiting the number of potentials entering the country. Chill.

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