PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – A UPMC doctor believes through all the knowledge he’s obtained and his work experience, the Ebola virus cannot become an airborne virus.
Dr. Amesh Adalja can say wholeheartedly and with confidence that this virus is not as contagious as everyone is acting it is. He also adds you cannot contract the virus easily.
Dr. Adalja is a UPMC Infectious Disease Physician and Senior Associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security says that if this virus were to become airborne like depicted in the movie, “Hot Zone,” it would come with a give and a take.
“Even if it could become airborne it would be a trade off probably between the way it transmits and how deadly it is,” said Dr. Adalja. ” So it’s not a one for one thing that’s all of a sudden going to be airborne and be a super virus, I don’t think that’s possible, and even if it was we wouldn’t be getting the same disease.”