What the Army says About Ebola

As the Center for Disease Control continues to claim Ebola is hard to catch and can’t be transmitted through ‘airborne’ means, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases handbook, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” warns it can be.

From the chapter, “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever,’ — a category that includes Ebola, — on page 177, it reads: “In several instances, secondary infections among contacts and medical personnel without direct body fluid exposure have been documented. These instances have prompted concern of a rare phenomenon of aerosol transmission of infection.”

The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed to both military and civilian health-care providers world-wide.

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