|[stem-ebola] CDC: Ebola Airborne Droplet Spread 'Possible but Unlikely'|
The outbreak involves Ebola Zaire, a strain that is passed through bodily fluids, not the air. But some experts have expressed fear about viral mutations due to the unprecedented — and rising — number of Ebola cases.
Frieden sought to allay those fears during a call with reporters."The rate of change [with Ebola] is slower than most viruses, and most viruses don't change how they spread," he said. Frieden is unofficially spearheading the U.S. response to Ebola. '
[Operon Labs Ed Note: Our literature review indicates the 99 Ebola Zaire isolates from 2014 outbreak are mutating as fast as seasonal flu -- with the Ebola 2014 outbreak only exceeded in substitution rate by HIV-1, Enterovirus71, and a few other RNA viruses.]
http://operonlabs.com/?q=node/20 ] sources: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/220046-cdc-airborne-ebola-possible-but-unlikely http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/cdc-admits-droplets-from-a-sneeze-could-spread-ebola/
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