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Pulmonary Doc: Chance Ebola Can Spread Through Air Is Slim

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 06:01 PM

The possibility that the deadly Ebola virus can be transmitted through the air is slim, but cannot be ruled out, according to Dr. Ravindra Rajmane of the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

"That's still up to debate, Rajmane, a pulmonary and critical care specialist, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"The consensus thus far is that we do employ airborne isolation for patients who might be affected or infected.

"We don't believe that human-to-human transmission occurs through an airborne route. However, it has been noted in some animals…."

More than 4,700 people have contracted Ebola, and 2,400 of them have died, according to the World Health Organization. One of the areas hardest hit is West Africa.

There are currently no major fears at this time that the virus could spread to the United States, but some virologists fear a major mutation could change the way it is transmitted, causing serious concern.

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The possibility that the deadly Ebola virus can be transmitted through the air is slim, but cannot be ruled out, according to Dr. Ravindra Rajmane of the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.
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