Yahoo Twitter hacked, claims Ebola outbreakCreated by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo provided by the CDC.
There was a little excitement on Twitter this afternoon after someone apparently hacked the Yahoo News Twitter account and claimed that there’d been an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta.
According to Twitchy.com, the Tweet said, “BREAKING: EBOLA OUTBREAK IN ATLANTA! Estimated 145 people infected so far since Doctors carrying the disease were flown in from Africa.”
Yahoo News later deleted that Tweet and posted a new message telling its Twitter followers to disregard the “unauthorized Tweet” peddling misinformation.
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Emory University Hospital is currently treating two healthcare workers who were infected with the virus while caring for patients in West Africa.
An Emory University official told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the virus hasn’t escaped the confines of the hospital’s isolation unit.