Purdue University Professor Says Ebola Could Go Airborne

| by Michael Allen

Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has repeatedly said that the deadly Ebola virus can only be spread via an exchange of human bodily fluids; however, a professor at Purdue University is saying Ebola may go airborne.

"It can enter the lung from the airway side," Dr. David Sanders told "So this argues that Ebola is primed to have respiratory transmission."

Sanders, who has been studying Ebola since 2003, believes that the longer Ebola mutates, the greater chance people will catch it via the air.

"We need to be taking this into consideration," added Sanders. "This is not a crazy, 'What if?' This is not a wild, 'What if?'"

Sanders said the chances for an average American to catch Ebola now are very low, but emphasized that Ebola needs to be contained and eradicated in West Africa. President Obama has sent thousands of U.S. troops to West Africa to protect researchers and doctors combating Ebola, but has been slammed by Republicans and Fox News for doing so.

Fox News is now calling on President Obama to create an Ebola virus czar after attacking the president numerous times for creating "czar" posts in the past, noted (video below).

"So every time there's an incident like this, you see Thomas Frieden, the guy who heads up CDC, but is he the official," stated Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy this morning. "Is he the official Ebola czar? We probably need one, because the president isn't, you know, he's not..."

Doocy then attacked President Obama for golfing, even though numerous Republican presidents have golfed while in office.

"Where was the President of the United States over the weekend?" added Doocy. "Right after he talked to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, he went golfing."

In 2009, Doocy opposed "czar" positions in the Obama administration.

"When you think about it, 'czar' is a Russian word and now we're Russia?" said Doocy.

Sources:, Credit: Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine)