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Ebola outbreak highly unlikely in U.S.: CDC
Then this won’t be good news:
My wife and I have flights scheduled in a couple of weeks. I’m seriously considering cancelling.
Don’t worry, we’ll find a way to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, the U.S. Government.
They claim that ebola can’t be caught via airborne transmission, but:
When news broke that the Ebola virus had resurfaced in Uganda, investigators in Canada were making headlines of their own with research indicating the deadly virus may spread between species, through the air.
But not to panic, they say:
What do these findings mean? First and foremost, Ebola is not suddenly an airborne disease. As expert commentators at ProMED stated, the experiments “demonstrate the susceptibility of pigs to Zaire Ebolavirus and that the virus from infected pigs can be transmitted to macaques under experimental conditions… they fall short of establishing that this is a normal route of transmission in the natural environment.” Furthermore, because human Ebola outbreaks have historically been locally contained, it is unlikely that Ebola can spread between humans via airborne transmission.
I’m going with the pigs on this one.
there is a nobel in the offing –
it’s easier to be a Hero of Science® in your own lab –
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