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CDC pulls poster saying Ebola can spread through a sneeze

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The poster is racist,if Obola had a son, he might look like the guy on the right.


 


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The ​U.S. ​​Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets — from a sneeze for example — a day after The Post reported on the frightening revelation.



The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it a day before now sends viewers to a different page with a different message.



“The ​’​What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets?​’​ ​f​act sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola,” it read​ Thursday​.



​Officials ​with the CDC ​remained mum on the issue, refusing to respond to questions for the original story and again on Thursday.



The Post reported Wednesday that the CDC acknowledged that people can catch the virus by coming into contact with droplets from an infected person on a doorknob or other surface.



If a person touched those droplets and touched their eyes, nose or mouth for up to several hours later or more, they could contract the deadly contagion, the CDC said.



“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the poster stated.



The poster prompted Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC., to charge that the agency was sending mixed messages.



“The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air, then they came out with this poster,” she said. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”



Asked Thursday why the poster was pulled, Nass replied, “I think they probably didn’t like the story in The Post!”


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I figured this all along. Ever see a freeze frame of a sneeze? it's like a bodily fluid shower. Plenty for your mucous membranes to absorb (eyes, nose, mouth)

 

They are being openly evasive and all Americans should be insulted.

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I figured this all along. Ever see a freeze frame of a sneeze? it's like a bodily fluid shower. Plenty for your mucous membranes to absorb (eyes, nose, mouth)

 

They are being openly evasive and all Americans should be insulted.

 

 

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From WHO:

 

Not an airborne virus

 

Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection. Airborne spread among humans implies inhalation of an infectious dose of virus from a suspended cloud of small dried droplets.

 

This mode of transmission has not been observed during extensive studies of the Ebola virus over several decades.

 

Common sense and observation tell us that spread of the virus via coughing or sneezing is rare, if it happens at all. Epidemiological data emerging from the outbreak are not consistent with the pattern of spread seen with airborne viruses, like those that cause measles and chickenpox, or the airborne bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

 

 

 

 

 

According to WHO:

 

 

1. "Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection...like those that cause measles and chickenpox, or the airborne bacterium that causes tuberculosis."

 

2. "Spread of the [Ebola] virus via coughing or sneezing is rare."

 

 

 

Conclusion:

 

 

If a person infected with Ebola virus disease sneezes and/or coughs, their mucus and/or saliva could briefly become airborne and then land on a person or objects.

 

 

If the infected person's mucus and/or saliva carries the Ebola virus and is infectious, their infectious mucus/saliva could infect other persons.

 

 

 

 

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