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How contagious is Ebola? CDC documents compare virus to COVID Delta variant

The Delta variant was reported to be more contagious than Ebola and several other viruses, according to an internal document from the CDC.

7/30/2021 1:25:00 PM

The Delta variant was reported to be more contagious than Ebola and several other viruses, according to an internal document from the CDC .

The Delta variant was reported to be more contagious than Ebola and several other viruses, according to an internal document from the CDC .

,"the basic reproduction number, R0, which holds at the start of an epidemic and before intervention," was estimated to be in the range of 1.71 to 2.02 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The range was reported to be similar to estimates from previous, smaller outbreaks of Ebola in central Africa (Sudan and Zaire species, 1.3 to 4.7).

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TheNEJMstudy explained:"Once again, the large variation in the size of the outbreaks across Africa appears to be governed not primarily by differences in R0 but by the period of epidemic growth and the size of the population at risk."In any event, the magnitude of R0 estimates for West Africa, calculated at an early stage of the epidemic, indicated that a sustained reduction in transmission of more than 50 percent (i.e., by a factor of more than 2) would be enough to eliminate infection from the human population. Even during a large epidemic, the elimination of Ebola virus from the human population is a feasible goal," the

NEJMstudy said.Is Ebola Airborne?Ebola is not airborne and it is not likely to mutate to become airborne, the CDC said in an April 2015 article.The federal body explained:"Even as Ebola mutates, like all viruses do, it would be very unusual for it to change how it is transmitted, especially when it is spreading easily through a population.

"Over the course of millions of years, viruses do sometimes mutate to change how they spread infection. For Ebola, this would require multiple mutations in the virus over a very long period of time," the CDC said.How Does Ebola Spread?WHOexplains Ebola spreads to humans via direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids (such as semen) of infected people as well as with surfaces and materials, such as bedding and clothing, that have been contaminated with these fluids.

The CDC adds that the virus can also spread through direct contact with infected fruit bats or non-human primates, such as apes and monkeys.The federal body also explained:"The virus can remain in certain body fluids, including semen, of a patient who has recovered from EVD, even if they no longer have symptoms of severe illness. There is no evidence that Ebola can be spread through sex or other contact with vaginal fluids from a woman who has had Ebola."

How Did Ebola Start?The CDC says scientists do not know where the Ebola virus came from but it was first discovered near the Ebola River back in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.It has since been infecting people"from time to time," which has caused outbreaks in several African countries, the CDC notes.

The WHO says the virus saw its earliest outbreaks in remote villages in Central Africa, near tropical rainforests."The 2014–2016 outbreak in West Africa was the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in 1976. There were more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined," according to the WHO.

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The CDC said in 2015 that since its discovery, Ebola has been"a stable virus with a relatively constant mutation rate."Scientists monitoring the virus have not seen any evidence to suggest that the Ebola virus may be mutating to become more contagious or more easily spread," the CDC added.

A 3D illustration of the Ebola virus seen in the blood.Rasi Bhadramani via iStock/Getty Images PlusThe Wider PictureCoronavirus has infected more than 196.6 million people since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, including over 34.7 million in the U.S. More than 4.1 million people have died and over 4 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, as of Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The graphic below, produced by, shows the seven-day average of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered and the share of the fully vaccinated U.S. population. Read more: Newsweek »

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It can be contagious but not lethal.We need to know WHO is getting infected on a macro level. Who cares how it dangerous? And if so, how dangerous?

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'The war has changed': Delta strain equally contagious in vaccinated cases, masks a must, CDC saysVaccinated people are eight times less likely than unvaccinated people to contract COVID-19 and 25 times less likely to be hospitalized or die from the coronavirus. Why TF was the mask mandate dropped in the first place? This is false statement! Where the hell are Twitter fact checkers?

WaPo: CDC document warns Delta variant spreads like chickenpoxThe Washington Post is reporting on the details of an internal CDC document it obtained that warns the Covid Delta variant spreads as easily as chickenpox and causes more several illness than previous variants. We discuss that and more with Dr. Vin Gupta, Shannon Pettypiece, and Julie Pace. More “severe” vs. several . ? Other internal documents show that they will tell you anything to get you to take those experimental injections DElTA VariAnT SPrEaDS aS EasIly As chICKEnPOx AnD caUSes mOrE SeVERal iLLNESs

Internal CDC doc reportedly warns Delta variant may be more severeDr. James Hildreth tells Lawrence O'Donnell that new reporting about how the Delta variant may spread among the vaccinated means that 'this is not the same virus that we started with.' Dr. Ashish Jha agrees: “It's a different virus.” Yes. So wear a damn mask to cover your face or risk getting punched in it. The Idiocracy is shocking, but sadly not unexpected. Wearing a mask is no greater infringement on freedom than pants! NoPants PantsFree Had my 2nd moderna in feb. Got sick the first wk in june when local mask mandate lifted.. Don't know if it was covid... ... i didn't die. Btw,i never stopped wearing my mask.😷 Sounds kind of fake

CDC internal report says Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox - NYTThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus to be as contagious as chickenpox and could cause severe illness, the New York Times reported, citing an internal CDC document. good تمنيكو تمنيكو but they weren't locking down people with chicken pox and the vaccine was not experimental and hastily approved to make fast cash.

The science didn't change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidanceThe change in CDC guidance recommending all Americans wear a mask indoors in areas with high Covid-19 transmission is a sign of the change the Delta variant has carved into the pandemic landscape, Dr. Anthony Facui told CNN. thanks 😂😂😂😂 So if the virus changed, does a vaccine developed before the change still work? He'll never answe that You can't say that the border crisis has nothing to do with covid surge! IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT!