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Cutaway of influenza virus. Doug Jordan, CDC

Flu and Ebola: How Viruses Get Around

A couple viruses are waving hello to the United States right now. Flu season is about to kick off, while people have been diagnosed with Ebola not just in Texas, but in New York. But there are some important differences between the two viruses that I explore in an article in today’s New York Times. Most importantly: there’s no evidence that Ebola spreads through the air like the flu.