A scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus has said he would not be worried about sitting next to an infected person on the Tube.
Professor Peter Piot told the Times he was not concerned about the virus spreading to Britain as a major epidemic outside west Africa was unlikely.
“I wouldn’t be worried to sit next to someone with Ebola virus on the Tube as long as they don’t vomit on you or something. This is an infection that requires very close contact,” the Belgian professor said.
Some 672 people have died across west Africa in the largest ever outbreak of Ebola, prompting concerns that Ebola could spread further.
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