(302) Their assumption was based on a smoke test performed several months after the outbreak that was interpreted as consistent with airborne transmission
because the smoke spread along the same pattern as the cases.
Evidence of airborne transmission
of the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus.
of infectious disease is a major public health concern.
Role of ventilation in airborne transmission
of infectious agents in the built environment - a multidisciplinary systematic review.
Tina Hesman Saey reported In "Airborne transmission
of Ebola unlikely" (SN: 9/6/14, p.
1-2, the Agency quietly changed the language of their Pathogen Safety Data Sheet on Ebola to softer, less alarming language on airborne transmission
, including the removal of citations to key scientific literature.
However, airborne precautions, including use of N95 respirators and placement of patients in negative pressure isolation rooms, offers the theoretical benefit of limiting airborne transmission
. The infectious dose for Ebola virus is thought to be low and the viral load in blood increases exponentially as symptoms progress.
Last week, he told the Los Angeles Times that he aACAywouldn't rule out' the possibility of airborne transmission
in aACAytight quarters'.
That means that isolation is a little bit easier than having to protect also against airborne transmission
''If there was a role for airborne transmission
, we'd be seeing a lot more cases and deaths by now,'' said Ben Neuman, a virologist at Britain's University of Reading.
Of 183 epidemiological studies published worldwide from 1960-2005 with keywords or medical subject headings (MeSH) pertaining to airborne transmission
of communicable respiratory diseases, only 40 studies provided data on ventilation.
"The clear message here is that detection of airborne MERS-CoV molecules, which were 100 per cent identical with the viral genomic sequence detected from a camel actively shedding the virus in the same barn on the same day, warrants further investigations and measures to prevent possible airborne transmission
of this deadly virus," Azhar said.