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She said the disease is transmitted by direct contact with bodily secretions from infected individuals.
Monroe said it is "very unlikely" that Ebola would spread among passengers in a crowded space like a plane or train, since it requires direct contact with bodily secretions.
In addition, the disease could spread between humans through exposure to blood and bodily secretions as well as through contaminated syringes, personal items of patients and inadequate handling of deceased persons before a burial.
Doherty's description of X's job in what the script calls the "unit"--"to ensure that any human bodily secretions and emissions were washed off the concrete walls and floor"--surely has its model not only in the Holocaust but in the feces-covered walls of Ulster's H-Blocks.
They refrained from smoking, drinking alcohol or eating foods known to contribute odors to bodily secretions.