CDC Now Admits You CAN Get Ebola On a Plane Or Bus

Contradicts Previous Government Statements

The government has claimed that you can’t catch Ebola sitting on a bus with an Ebola carrier:

However, the CDC now admits that you can

As Huffington Post notes today, after Dallas nurse Amber Vinson flew on two commercial jets after catching Ebola:

A CDC spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that it was possible that passengers on Vinson’s Friday flight may have contracted the virus.

Yesterday, CNS News reported:

[CDC head Frieden said] if you are sick and you may have Ebola, should you get on a bus? And the answer to that is also no. You might become ill, you might have a problem that exposes someone around you,” he said.


On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the CDC told that it’s “not impossible” to contract Ebola from an infected person on a bus, particularly if the healthy person touches a contaminated object.

“It’s very unlikely,” CDC Spokesperson Kristen Nordlund explained. “But if, say, someone was sweating or had blood and touched a handrail and then you touched it right after, and put your hand in your mouth, it is possible. It’s not impossible.”

“Also if the person vomits on you, that can’t be ruled out,” Nordlund continued. “But to get it that way, there’s not a high likelihood of that happening.”

And CNS pointed out last week:

The CDC also explains a person may contract Ebola if he or she “spends a long amount of time within three feet (one meter) of a person who is sick with Ebola.”


On another page detailing Ebola exposure risks and “Public Health Actions,” the CDC reports there is “some risk of exposure” from “other close contact with an [Ebola] patient in health care facilities or community settings.” For these patients, the CDC recommends “If air transport is clinically appropriate and indicated, air medical transport only (no commercial conveyances permitted).”

“Controlled movement requires people to notify the public health authority about their intended travel for 21 days after their last known potential Ebola virus exposure,” the CDC stated. “These individuals should not travel by commercial conveyances (e.g. airplane, ship, long-distance bus, or train). Local use of public transportation (e.g. taxi, bus) by asymptomatic individuals should be discussed with the public health authority.”

“If travel is approved, the exposed person must have timely access to appropriate medical care if symptoms develop during travel,” the CDC continued. “Approved long-distance travel should be by chartered flight or private vehicle; if local public transportation is used, the individual must be able to exit quickly.”

On transcontinental commercial flights, of course, you might be sitting within 3 feet of people for many hours, with little opportunity for anyone to “exit quickly.”

No wonder almost 50% of all Americans are avoiding international air travel for fear of catching Ebola.

Postscript: Given the above, the CDC’s authorization for Ebola nurse Vinson to fly on a commercial jet with a temperature is stupid, indeed.

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  • bob

    I think I saw a research paper that indicated the 21 day isolation period was not enough, and here is an article about that:

  • kimyo

    the WHO’s ‘upper echelons’ were informed, on june 24, that temperature screening is not effective in reducing the spread of ebola:

    How the World’s Top Health Body Allowed Ebola to Spiral Out of Control

    The WHO’s higher echelons began to comprehend the alarming reality on the ground when Pierre Formenty, the agency’s top Ebola expert, gave a slide presentation to a steering committee of the Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network, known as GOARN, in Geneva on June 24, four of the people said.

    Formenty described how a greater proportion of patients suffered only respiratory symptoms, making them harder to detect — in contrast with other Ebola outbreaks, one person said.

  • Bite It Gen X

    The real scandal is how Obama is selecting who is getting the real ebola vaccine and who will not… Soon to be the next “open secret in Washington” Akin the “open secret” of his ISIS contra army.

    • tate matson

      Vaccines are why 1 in 50 children born in the Western World today develop autism–last decade it was 1 in 10,000, the decade before that it was 1 in 100,000, Per a recent MIT study in 20 years it will be 1 in 2 if we continue to get “vaccinated. Those vaccines are in fact poison. Just spend a few hours looking at the progression of autism and also the hidden but super high infant mortality WE WHITE people have. This is happening in all of the Western WHITE Nations. I am not crazy, I simply took the time to read and investigate the facts because I have know the JEWS were planning something bad several decades ago. I would recommend people investigate for themselves and not trust the government and PLEASE think and check multiple source’s before getting a vaccine–especially the EBOLA vaccine which I think is their END GAME. If that sounds crazy–ask yourself why our government and press think 1 in 50 children who get vaccinated will develop autism–autism is a nice way to say brain damage. And in poor nations that do not give vaccines–there is no SUCH thing as AUTISM. Seriously why hasn’t there been a revolution yet? oH WAY THEY PUT FLOURIDE INTO OUR WATER–FLOURIDE is the chemical precursor for all anti-depressants….so even if your government dumbed down your child everything seems ok……..

  • tate matson

    NO you can’t–do we need to nuke Israel and several Swiss cities and those tacky Persian Gulf Nations to make this fake Ebola crisis go away? .


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  • sarah

    Here is an idea. When the doctors choose to go and help and want to fly back they take a private plane home and remain quarantined for the 21 days to see if they have it. That way if they do they have not infected entire cities. This never had to be in the US. The CDC has failed and now we still cant get a grip and just stop the travel completely.