Airplane Passengers Who Traveled With U.S. Ebola Patient Aren't At Risk, Expert Says

October 1, 2014 6:28 PM

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Because the Dallas Ebola patient was not showing symptoms of the virus when he was traveling on the airplane from Liberia to the United States, his fellow passengers on the plane aren't at risk for Ebola, an infectious disease expert explained on HuffPost Live today (Oct. 1).

An Ebola patient is only contagious if he or she is showing symptoms, Robert Garry, Ph.D., who works in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Tulane University, explained to HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill. Therefore, there's "zero risk of infection aboard the plane the patient was on."

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