Is Ebola Airborne?

NBC News Journalist Infected with Ebola 

CBS News anchor Gayle King asked a scientist on the CBS This Morning show today how cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who was working in Liberia as a freelancer for NBC, could have contracted the Ebola virus. King stated that the cameraman was covered well and that he had no contact with Ebola victims.

The scientist interviewed on the show stated that they did not know how the cameraman had contracted the virus, but that the virus can be spread through large droplets. He went on to state that Ebola had changed on a molecular level over the past year, and that scientists are not sure how it is spread. This statement contradicts earlier ones that Ebola is not spread through the air, but only through direct contact.

Canadian scientists showed that Ebola can be transmitted through the air. They demonstrated how the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys, without any direct contact between these animals. You can read the detailed report here.

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