Many experts are worrying the virus can mutate to become airborne. Through a cough or a sneeze may be catastrophic in a busy urban area. And going through many people's immune systems and being kicked out of some lucky ones' immune body, only makes the virus stronger. Eventually it can take to the form of leaving your body along with the water vapors that exit your body when you breathe. Thus becoming a stronger and now "flying" Ebola virus.
Yes! We do need to worry about the virus becoming airborne! It can cause damage similar to the black plague. We need to be aware of the situation and take action.
I don't think that it is airborne in a sense of it will float through the air and get everyone sick, but I do think we need to remember this is transmitted by saliva. When someone sneezes, their spit paricles spray into the air several feet, this makes that spit airborne for that particular moment.
If Ebola becomes an airborne disease the world may be in for another Black Plague scenario from the early 1900's. Ebola is one of the most deadly disease's know to man, it starts out with flue like symptom's and can end (usually before the infected person dies) with hemmorhagic fever. Currently it only transmits through blood to blood or fluid to fuid contact as far as we know. If it were to become an airborne virus, BIG PROBLEM. Over a million people are right now above you traveling the clear blue skies. If one person on one of those flights is infected with the virus and it's airborne, now two to three hundred people are infected. These people are now going to land in their destination and expose hundreds more at the airport, then some are going to get in a taxi, a bus, or train and expose hundreds, maybe even thousands more. And it will just continually go on. We need to be vigililanlty watching this virus and if it becomes airborne, may God or hopefully science help us all.
I’ve been watching Ebola with concern.
I hoped we’d have more time. We can still gain control but every week
matters. What we do now will be so much easier than what we have to do
if we leave it to run.There are different versions of airborne infections, hopefully this is
in the “only just airborne” category. Just being barely airborne is not
the same as, say, being spread like measles. Nonetheless, the game has
changed. Healthworkers need even more serious, much more expensive
masks.Right now, the most useful thing we can do is help our bureaucrats
to understand how fast this could get beyond control. This is about
making sure there is not a modern plague. We can do it, but we need to
do it in Africa. The Ro (Reproduction number) is estimated to be between
1.5 and 2.2 at the moment. If we can bring the Ro down below one, the
disease will most likely gradually fizzle out. Simple measures can still
make a big difference in a land where doctors are rare.
The reason that the public should not be concerned about airborne Ebola is because science have proved that diseases and viruses rarely (if ever) change their port of entry structure when found on an infectious individual. People should not rely on questionable sources or scares that may state this as fact and should not have to worry about fears of it becoming airborne.