• Question: If a virus becomes airbourne how easily can it be stopped.

    Asked by hower666 to Pamela on 13 Jun 2011.
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      Pamela Lithgow answered on 13 Jun 2011:

      It is more difficult to stop a virus if it becomes airbourne. The problem is if a virus becomes airbourne it can spread to more people/animals more quickly. It also makes it hard to work out where the virus has come from. However once you know who has the virus depending on the virus you can treat and quarantine them and stop it spreading. As with many infectious things it is important to get early detection and then most things can be stopped.
      Hope that helps