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Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species
In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them.
The researchers say they believe that limited airborne transmission might be contributing to the spread of the disease in some parts of Africa.
The fruit bat has long been considered the natural reservoir of the infection. But a growing body of experimental evidence suggests that pigs, both wild and domestic, could be a hidden source of Ebola Zaire - the most deadly form of the virus.
Now, researchers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the country's Public Health Agency have shown that pigs infected with this form of Ebola can pass the disease on to macaques without any direct contact between the species.
If ebola ever reached the USA, there would be a vaccine out for every strain within a week, so stop worrying guys.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Yeah that's I guess the upside to the fact that it's so fatal lol. It kills people so fast they don't get much of a chance to spread it. However it could be manipulated or weaponized. I wonder how long the Soviets ebolapox incubates/kills..
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The problem with Ebola being weaponized is it kills too fast to really be an effective weapon.