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originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: ~Lucidity
It has always been bodily fluids...it is only blood and feces when not symptomatic. Once symptoms start you are shedding the virus, and Ebola is in pretty much every fluid leaving your body that it is capable of attaching to.
What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets?
Airborne spread happens when a germ floats through the air after a person talks, coughs, or sneezes. Germs may land in the eyes, mouth, or nose of another person. If a germ is airborne, direct contact with the infected person is NOT needed for someone else to get sick. Airborne spread diseases include: chickenpox, tuberculosis.
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. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another. A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Droplet spread diseases include: plague, Ebola.
Is Ebola airborne?
No. Ebola is not spread through the airborne route nor through water or food.
Is Ebola spread through droplets?
Yes. To get Ebola, you have to directly get body fluids (like pee, poop, spit, sweat, vomit, semen, breast milk) from someone who has Ebola in your mouth, nose, eyes or through a break in your skin or through sexual contact. Healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients are at the highest risk of getting sick because they may come in contact with infected blood or body fluids of sick patients. Air, food, and water do not carry the Ebola germs
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
Researchers and scientists and generally people who haven't been living in a hole, realize the difference 'airborne' and 'aerosol' transmission.
A cough or a sneeze is sending your bodily fluids out in to the universe, for any unsuspecting person to get.
It's only really likely once symptoms have started to show and they are bed ridden or something like that. During incubation it's not likely they would transmit this way.