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A mutated Ebola virus likely spread through the ventilation system of a Virginia medical lab in 1989 and infected dozens of monkeys in separate research rooms, highlighting the current potential of an airborne Ebola strain killing millions of people.In late 1989, cynomolgus monkeys from the Philippines delivered to Hazleton Research Products’ Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Va., began dying at an alarming rate, prompting HRP to euthanize all the monkeys in that shipment, but during the 10 days after the euthanization, other monkeys in separate rooms connected only by air ducts began dying as well, which was attributed to an Ebola strain that went airborne.
When a virus spreads between people and reproduces, it copies its genetic code in a sloppy way. So there can be unpredictable changes.
In theory, it's possible that these genetic changes could alter the way that Ebola spreads. It could make transmission easier. Or it could make it harder to spread. But how likely is the virus to switch the way it spreads transmission?