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Latest ebola exposure linked to lab mishap

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a lab technician may have possibly been exposed to the Ebola virus. Trace amounts of material from an Ebola virus experiment, may have contained live virus. The CDC’s Chief Operating Officer Sherri Berger released a statement Wednesday, saying the plate should not have moved into the second laboratory.

Berger said only one lab tech worked with the sample but other staff had contact with the lab room where it was processed. According to Berger, the risk to the incident is low and exposure did not go beyond the lab. Ebola can be contracted only through direct contact with the virus, most often through the blood or excretions of infected people. The virus isn’t carried in the air and probably isn’t easily transmitted from objects a sick person may have touched, either. Infection is also possible by accidental sticks with hypodermic needles contaminated with the virus, although that appears not to be a possibility in this case. The lab technician who processed the material has no symptoms of the illness, the CDC says, and will be monitored for 21 days. READ MORE…

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