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View Diary: 12 Liberian health workers die of Ebola, others flee posts, 539 deaths out of 888 cases (84 comments)

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  •  Bodily fluids include sweat.... (0+ / 0-)

    Sitting next to a sweaty person in an airplane is not that uncommon.

    •  Where are you reading that? (0+ / 0-)

      I have not read anywhere that says you can transmit Ebola through touching someone's sweat.

      "People who become sick with it almost always know how they got sick: because they looked after someone in their family who was very sick -- who had diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding -- or because they were health staff who had a lot of contact with a sick patient," she says.

      MSF epidemiologist Kamiliny Kalahne says there have not yet been any cases of Ebola being spread to a developed country.

      "This is because people generally transmit the infection when they are very sick, have a high fever and a lot of symptoms -- and in these situations, they don't travel.

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