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Experts fear the Ebola virus could mutate to become an airborne disease

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 05:12 UTC
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As the Ebola outbreak continues to spiral out of control, with the number of cases rising faster than the ability to contain them, some scientists are concerned that the virus could mutate to become an airborne disease, greatly increasing its potential for contagion. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    It was always going to go to an aerosol phase being so similar to other viruses that we are now contending with that were originally thought not to be capable of aerosol infection.

    WHEN (not if) that happens there will be an order of magnitude shift in the death toll and it will spread round the planet at some time in the next few years.

    Probably the only thing to that will stop it naturally will be very low temperatures.

    Handing the UN U$D 1Bn will be useless given their changing views from one minute to the next as to how to deal with Ebola on the ground.

    The major problem is where the disease is sited: illiterate and ju-ju ridden countries that are already attacking the workers who are getting rid of the corpses of the poor buggers who have died from it. Holding the dead is one of the beliefs / customs of the (soon to be dead) people.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apocalypse here we come.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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