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WHAT IS AND IS NOT AIRBORNE TRANSMITTED VIRUS LIKE EBOLA

The CDC have done little to cover the essentials of the Ebola virus symptoms and how the public should be protected.

In the latest report some information about the Ebola virus surfaced that it is a bodily fluid transmitted type of virus.

But, reading the fine print in the report, it is also stated that the virus can be however transmitted airborne, if:

1-any skin tissue was exposed.

2-any cut or open scare is exposed.

3- mouth, eyes, ears if were exposed.

other than the everything bodily fluid exchanged between an Ebola patient and anyone with the above criteria exposed.

here some of the highlights of the CDC report:

Extremely important information-The CDC says, “There is no epidemiologic evidence of Ebola virus transmission via either the environment or (objects) that could become contaminated during patient care (e.g., bed rails, door knobs, laundry). However, given the apparent low infectious dose, potential of high virus (concentrations) in the blood of ill patients, and disease severity, higher levels of precaution are warranted to reduce the potential risk posed by contaminated surfaces in the patient care environment.”

I CAN’T EXPRESS MYSELF ENOUGH ON HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS INFORMATION….WHAT I MEAN, IS WHEN WE READ THIS, IS TO BE CONSIDERED VERY HELPFUL INFORMATION TO READ SLOWLY AND REREAD IT FEW TIMES:

“Direct contact” means the virus can enter the body through broken skin (cuts, abrasions) or unprotected mucous membranes in the nose, eyes or mouth. Ebola is not spread through unbroken skin (simple touch). Ebola viruses “are not airborne.” 

THIS IS THE ENTIRE REPORT FROM THE CDC:

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Now that the Ebola virus has reached America, officials are reminding residents that the disease is spread by “direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids” of a person “who is sick with Ebola.” Bodily fluids include, but aren’t limited to, feces, saliva, urine, vomit and semen.

So, what exactly is “direct contact”? Responding to that question from AL.Com Wednesday night, U.S. Centers for Disease Control spokeswoman Sharon Hoskins spelled out the details.

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“Direct contact” means the virus can enter the body through broken skin (cuts, abrasions) or unprotected mucous membranes in the nose, eyes or mouth. Ebola is not spread through unbroken skin (simple touch). Ebola viruses “are not airborne.”

Also, Hoskins said, “An alcohol-based sanitizer can inactivate the Ebola virus, as will handwashing with soap. Hands should be washed with soap and water (preferred) or a waterless, alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.  CDC first advises to use soap and water, but if soap and water are not available alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used.”

Staff in medical facilities with possible or confirmed Ebola cases wear masks, gowns, gloves and eye protection precisely to block the paths to the body’s interior (nose, eyes, mouth). They sterilize all objects (needles, syringes) that have been contaminated by blood or bodily fluids from someone sick with Ebola.

The CDC says, “There is no epidemiologic evidence of Ebola virus transmission via either the environment or (objects) that could become contaminated during patient care (e.g., bed rails, door knobs, laundry). However, given the apparent low infectious dose, potential of high virus (concentrations) in the blood of ill patients, and disease severity, higher levels of precaution are warranted to reduce the potential risk posed by contaminated surfaces in the patient care environment.”

Read more about Ebola transmisson here.

Read more about Ebola in medical facilities here.

Read the CDC’s advice to aid workers traveling in Ebola affected areas here.

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