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Purdue Professor: 'Small Chance' Ebola Could Become Airborne

By    |   Tuesday, 14 October 2014 04:28 PM

The possibility exists that the deadly Ebola virus could become airborne, says Dr. David Sanders, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University.

"Ebola enters human lung tissue, airway tissue from the airway side so that's exactly the way, for example, influenza enters into the lungs, so it has the inherent, biological capacity to enter the lung from the airway side," Sanders said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"I do have to emphasize there is no evidence that the current outbreak has been by anything but fluid contact, contact with bodily fluids.

"My point is that as the cases multiply, if we don't do our best to suppress the epidemic in Africa now we may face this in the future. It's a small chance, but I can't tell you exactly how small it is."

On Tuesday, a United Nations medical worker infected with Ebola in Liberia died in a German hospital. Last week, an Ebola victim died in a Texas hospital.

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