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CDC Does a 180
« on: October 30, 2014, 01:30:13 PM »
SO, now the CDC is saying that Ebola CAN be spread through sneezing, meaning it CAN be spread as an aerosol.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/29/cdc-admits-ebola-can-be-passed-to-others-by-sneezi/

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Re: CDC Does a 180
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 01:55:01 PM »
The have always been references to the possible airborne transmission of Ebola on the CDC website. It was not until the upper echelon were making statements to "reassure" the public that they stated it could not be airborne. Now they have quietly admitted that what they were saying was more wishful thinking than science. It sure does not instill much confidence.

Ebola thank heavens is not like the flu. The flu has a much greater R0 meaning one person can infect many more. For Ebola the R0 is 1-2 whereas flu viruses are 2-3.  Also Ebola can only live on surfaces for up to 5 days whereas flu viruses can live on surfaces up to 17 days.
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Re: CDC Does a 180
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 03:02:51 PM »
ICrcc.. let me see if I can find the reference.. just this morning i was reading the virus lived for several weeks on glass.
 
in a controled test.
 
 
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Re: CDC Does a 180
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

Research claims certain strains of Ebola can remain on surfaces for 50 days[/font][/size]
  • It survived the longest on glass surfaces stored at 4° (39°F)
  • Centres for Disease Control and Prevention claims Ebola typically lives on a ‘dry’ surface for hours - including doorknobs and tables
  • But when stored in moist conditions such in mucus, this is extended
  • Survival time depends on the surface, and the room temperature
  • Virus can be killed using household bleach and people must come into direct contact with the sample to risk infection
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