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Droplets that are 100 micrometers in diameter were found to travel five times farther than past estimates, while droplets 10 micrometers in diameter were found to travel 200 times farther. In addition, the team found that droplets less that 50 micrometers in size are often able to stay airborne long enough to enter ceiling ventilation units.
About 3,000 droplets are expelled in a single cough, and some of them fly out of the mouth at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Sneezing is even worse. It starts at the back of the throat and produces even more droplets — as many as 40,000 — some of which rocket out at speeds greater than 200 miles per hour
During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Cygnis
You think thats nasty, check out the way toilet water particles spread if you flush with the lid up.
originally posted by: Thebel
Ebola can stay alive on surfaces for very long time, but its noticed that in the air it dies very quickly, it cannot travel long distances. So, when someone sneezes on other side of room, you will not get Ebola, only when someone sneezes right front of you. The virus is very fragile in air, even if you get some of virus, it may be too damaged to start infection. If it would survive in air, there would be more cases in 1st World countries, but so far only health care workers have caught it. I hope this fearmongering stops soon, its getting at ridiculous levels. Ebola cannot start pandemic, if it could, it would have started already.