publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Ebola, Through Air or Not Through Air: That is the Question

Samuel Ponce de León-Rosales; Rene Arredondo-Hernandez; Alejandro E. Macías; Richard P. Wenzel;
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  • Published: 19 Jan 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 2 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
The recent cases of Ebola contagion in health care workers make evident the lack of a complete understanding of the infection process. There are evidences against respiratory system involvement along the complete transmission cycle, from an infected individual to an uninfected one by the airborne/droplet transmission route. Main stream knowledge have been the basis for actions and opinions by agencies such as the CDC, however, accelerated response may have overlooked gray areas and missed possible risk scenarios. Among the most challenging ones, and which could gain relevance as contact precautions are set is the accidental aerosol/droplet transmission. Data sup...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health, Ebola virus, border line transmission, aerosolized potential, safety measures, variable contingency, Aerozolized potential, Opinion Article, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Autoinoculation, Infection control, Virology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Indirect Transmission, Infectious dose, Airborne transmission, Ebola virus, medicine.disease_cause, Transmission (mechanics), law.invention, law, Viral load

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