There are a number of myths surrounding the Ebola virus, including the idea that it is an airborne virus.
Dr. Angela Moemeka, vice president and medical director of Community Health at Children’s Health System, helps dispel common myths and provides the facts surrounding the virus.
“It is not airborne,” said Moemeka. “It is a virus that is transmitted by direct contact with someone who has Ebola virus disease or direct contact with that person’s bodily secretions.”
Five Dallas ISD students who came in contact with the now deceased Ebola virus patient were placed in the district’s Homebound Program earlier this month to be monitored for a 21-day period. Well into the monitoring period, each of the students continue to be symptom-free and are expected to return to school at the conclusion of the 21 days.