KOS, It is airborne, the thing is they have it closed in the hospital right now. Airborne means it can travel from 3 to 20 feet and then it falls to the floor. It also lives for about 24 to 48 hours. If there is no one infected outside the hospital then we will be ok but this is why the CDC runs mad when a new case happens. The CDC wants to know every person that you have been with and where you live and burn everything you have. But it is airborne just like a flu virus.