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October 15, 2014
CIDRAP: Ebola Is Airborne - "Scientific And Epidemiologic Evidence" Exists
By Susan Duclos
Researchers from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) have reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) that there is 'scientific and epidemiologic" evidence which proves that Ebola is airborne and can be transmitted via exhaled breath and "infectious aerosol particles."
According to the CIDRAP researchers from the University of Minnesota, surgical facemasks are insufficient to protect against the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus which has killed over 4,000 people to date. CIDRAP also warns that health care workers must be provided with "full-hooded protective gear and powered air-purifying respirators."
The working theory about Ebola transmission currently being uttered by the CDC and the agency’s director Thomas Frieden, is incorrect and “outmoded” according to the University of Minnesota CIDRAP report. “Virus-laden bodily fluids may be aerosolized and inhaled while a person is in proximity to an infectious person and that a wide range of particle sizes can be inhaled and deposited throughout the respiratory tract,” University researchers concluded. Background information detailing why CIDRAP believes the CDC and WHO are function under an outdated mode of thought when it comes to how infectious diseases are transmitted via aerosols is also included in the new report.
Breitbart reports "Based on CIDRAP's research and the fact that Ebola cases are projected to skyrocket, it seems irresponsible that the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets are downplaying the risks of Ebola transmission."
WMD reports that a U.S. Army manual published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” also warns that the Ebola virus can be transmitted by means other than contact.
This all runs contrary to what the CDC and health agnecies continue to tell the general public.