The deadly Ebola virus could have come from space, an expert has claimed.
The bug may have made its way to Earth on a meteorite.
Ashley Dale, a ascientist at Bristol University, said there was “every chance” the virus had come from space.
He told the Daily Star: “Ebola could have come from outside this planet.
“We have meteorites from Mars landing on our planet every year, and we know bacteria can survive the journey.
“There is every chance Ebola arrived on this planet from somewhere in space.”
The first European Ebola victim returned home in a sealed plastic chamber yesterday.
Missionary Miguel Pajares, 75, was rushed to hospital in Madrid after being repatriated on a military plane from Liberia in west Africa.