Ebola virus could spread by air

October 8, 2014 1:32 AM

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Echoing an oft-repeated mantra these days concerning the spread of Ebola, a medical expert testified at a congressional hearing last month that it's "incredibly unlikely" the virus will mutate to become airborne.

"A virus that doesn't replicate, doesn't mutate," Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, the federal government's top medical research agency, told members of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee Sept. 17.

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