This picture is almost as universally known as the swastika or the peace-symbol, and it tell tales of horror - Ebola
Now they suspect that the Ebola virus might have mutated and gotten airborne, but only in a lab-study.
In short, Ebola is a viral disease that ultimately causes hemorrhagic fever and bleeding from all the bodily orifices and organ breakdown. Some say that doing a autopsy on a Ebola victim is like open up a Calzone-pizza.
“The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good,” says Glenn Marsh, a molecular virologist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia. Marsh was not involved in the new study but has investigated Ebola and other viruses in pigs.
The new study raises questions about whether humans can also transmit Ebola by respiratory routes, says Pierre Formenty, of the World Health Organization’s Control of Epidemic Diseases Unit. That is something that will have to be investigated in future outbreaks, he says.