CDC poster claims Ebola not transmissible by air
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The CDC sheet claims “You can’t get Ebola through air.” This contradicts statements previously issued by the federal agency.
In August, the CDC directed airline staff to take steps to prevent the spread of “infectious material through the air.” A CDC advisory titled Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel demonstrated the agency is concerned about airborne contamination.
The CDC also admitted the virus may mutate into an airborne strain.
The scientific community is divided on whether Ebola is currently airborne. Earlier this month Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Michael Jelenik said is troubled by the circumstances surrounding Dallas Presbyterian Hospital nurse Nina Pham’s contraction of the Ebola virus.
“My biggest concern is that we don’t have enough knowledge about the virus and this outbreak and whether it’s mutated or not,” Dr. Jelinek told ABC affiliate KRGV. Jelinke’s concern