A female asked:
do you think ebola will become airborne? how long does it survive outside of the body?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: There is no evidence to suggest that Ebola will become airborne. Ebola is not an airborne virus btwn humans per the World Health Organization: “ What we know about transmission of the Ebola virus among humans”. However, WHO indicated it might be transmitted “when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus
Answered on Nov 3, 2014
Dr. Loki Skylizard answered
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Maybe: Viral mutation and transformation depends on number of animals infected/population density. Ebola seems to survive on contaminated surfaces for longer periods at lower temps. At lower temps, dried Zaire Ebolavirus survived over a month.
Answered on Jun 2, 2017
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