Health organizations and authorities have said that Ebola is not an airborne disease and can only be spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.

But contagious disease expert Dr Mark Nicas says it’s “biologically possible” for the Ebola virus to spread through small droplets.

“If I can be hit in the face with one of those particles as a projectile, then it’s coming close enough to me that I can also inhale it,” said Nicas.