|WikiProject Medicine||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|This article is the subject of an educational assignment at Clemson University supported by the Wikipedia Ambassador Program during the 2011 Q3 term. Further details are available on the course page.|
Droplet tranmission classified as airborne?
I am confused by this bit in the current version of this article:
The relevant pathogens [...] may be spread through coughing, sneezing, raising of dust, spraying of liquids, or similar activities likely to generate aerosol particles or droplets.
See also the current version of a related [Transmission article]:
Also known as the respiratory route, and the resultant infection can be termed airborne disease. If an infected person coughs or sneezes on another person the microorganisms, suspended in warm, moist droplets, may enter the body through the nose, mouth or eye surfaces.
2. Now, according to the updated CDC guidelines (as of 27 OCT 2014) EVD (Ebola) is "droplet borne" (see my tracking of such changes in the official ebola epidemiologicial advice on my blog).
Taken together, do both 1 and 2 imply that "Ebola is airborne", a statement dreaded and ridiculed by many so far?
If not, we need to precise the wording of such Wikipedia articles, to split hairs and differentiate.
See http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/resources/glossary.html - specifically the last paragraph of the 'airborne transmission' definition.
Hello fellow Wikipedians,
I have just modified one external link on Airborne disease. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:
- Added archive https://web.archive.org/web/20120628073116/http://www.nutramed.com/Air/airborne_diseases.htm to http://www.nutramed.com/Air/airborne_diseases.htm
When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.
You may set the
|checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting
|needhelp= to your help request.
- If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
- If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.
If you are unable to use these tools, you may set
|needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.