In addition to being present in body fluids, the virus is also present on a patient's skin after symptoms develop, according to Bruce Ribner, the infectious disease specialist who heads the team that has cared for three Ebola patients at Emory University Medical Centre in Atlanta. Speaking at a medical conference last week, Dr Ribner said his team had tested the patients, and finding the virus on the skin underlined how contagious the disease was once symptoms were apparent.
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Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashed over the Black Sea on 4 October 2001, en route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Novosibirsk, Russia. The plane, a Soviet-made Tupolev Tu-154, carried an estimated 66 passengers and 12 crew members. No one on board survived. The crash site is some 190 km west-southwest of the Black Sea resort of Sochi and 140 km north of the Turkish coastal town of Fatsa and 350 km east-southeast of Feodosiya, Ukraine. Ukraine admitted that the disaster was probably caused by an errant missile fired by its armed forces