- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday pulled down a poster from its website explaining how Ebola can be spread through sneezing, according to the New York Post.

The original poster claimed, “Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The fact sheet is no longer available on the site, and the CDC has failed to respond to the newspapers questions about the original fact sheet or its removal.

Some in the medical community were riled by sneeze fact sheet, saying the CDC was sending mixed signals. 

“The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air — then Friday they came out with this poster,” she said, the newspaper reported. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”

The page that initially lead to the droplet-spread fact sheet reads: “The What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets?Fact sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visitcdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola.”

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