Droplet Spread – Credit CDC
Earlier today I mentioned that an infographic showing that Ebola can potentially spread over short distances via droplets had been temporarily pulled by the CDC, just 5 days after first releasing it (see Guidance Gone, But Not Forgotten). Since this removal was causing such a stir online and in the media, I expressed hopes it would be reinstated soon.
The central messages remain the same. Ebola isn’t an airborne virus – but it can potentially be spread over short distance via droplets propelled by coughs or sneezes. Exactly why it was deemed necessary to pull the old version escapes me, but I am happy to see the information back online.
Kudos to the CDC for getting this done.