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  • Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

    Source: http://leadership.ng/news/380430/sal...a-experts-warn


    Salt Water Does Not Prevent, Cure Ebola – Experts Warn
    AGENCY REPORTS
    — Aug 8, 2014 | Leave a comment

    Medical and health experts have continued to dismiss claims that bathing with and drinking salt water would cure or prevent contracting Ebola virus.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that speculations via GSM text messages spread across the country on Thursday night through the early hours of Friday (Aug. 8) promoting the use of salt with hot water as a preventive and curative measure against the dreaded disease.

    The information heightened citizens, including elites, apprehension and anxiety over the spread of the scourge...

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    Re: Salt Water Does Not Prevent, Cure Ebola – Experts Warn

    Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201408090028.html


    This Day (Lagos)
    9 August 2014
    Nigeria: Two Die, 20 Hospitalised Over Excessive Salt Consumption
    By Seriki Adinoyi

    At least two persons have been feared dead and 20 others hospitalised in various hospitals in Plateau State after consuming excessive quantity of salt and bitter kola to prevent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) attack.

    The two, according a source in Shendam who spoke with our reporter on phone, were rushed to the hospital by their family members after they suddenly collapsed in the morning, having consumed too much salt over night. They later died of high blood pressure in the hospitals.

    According to medical personnel in the hospitals where the other patients are currently taking treatment in Jos, some developed ulcer, while others stool profusely, having consumed the table salt in excess...

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      Re: Salt Water Does Not Prevent, Cure Ebola – Experts Warn

      Source: http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/...hing-in-bauchi


      Ebola: Three feared dead after salt water bathing in Bauchi

      Sunday, 10 August 2014 13:07
      Written by Ali Garba, Bauchi

      FOLLOWING rumors that people should bath with salt water AND drink same for the prevention of Ebola, three people have died after observing the exercise in Bauchi State.

      The Guardian learn that an aged man in Misau local council and two other adults in Bigi and Gudum Sayawa, a suburb in Bauchi suspected to have hypertension also lost their lives to the unhealthy practice.

      An eye witnessed told our correspondent that Mr. Paul Bigi, 74, drank more than two cup of salt and rob some on his body after bathing with the salt water, as he was directed by his children, adding that "it was less than one hour when Baba started watery stool non-stop and he died in the morning around 7am".

      While in Gumdum Sayawa, The Guardian gathered that one Mr John Ayuba used one bag of salt in one drum of water for bathing and one bag of salt in one drum of water for drinking because he has a large number of people living in his house and subsequently died of diarrhea and vomiting, a family source said.

      Also in Gudum Sayawa, a pregnant woman, Mrs. Hanatu Kushi, was reported to have a miscarriage after taking the solution and she is currently being treated at the ATBUTH ...

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      • #4
        Re: Salt Water Does Not Prevent, Cure Ebola – Experts Warn

        Sanitizing with salt water is cropping up on American blogs too. Supposedly another thing the "authorities aren't telling us."

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        • #5
          Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

          Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/2014081...html?viewall=1

          Africa: The 'Cures' Offered to Date for Ebola Are Simply Hoaxes
          By Africa Check

          Will bathing in hot water and salt save you from Ebola? Or eating kola nuts? Perhaps a homeopathic solution concocted from rattlesnake venom? These 'cures' are exploitative hoaxes.

          Will bathing in hot water and salt save you from Ebola? Or eating kola nuts? Perhaps a homeopathic solution concocted from rattlesnake venom? These are some of the claims that have gone viral as the death toll exacted by the Ebola virus in West Africa has mounted in recent weeks.

          Are these in fact cures, palliative treatments or simply hoaxes? A number of readers asked us to check the claims they made...

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          • #6
            Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

            Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1899587


            Website claims to treat Ebola with natural remedy
            NaturalNews.com writer Kent Oftedal says all you need is a few ingredients to treat the deadly disease. The blog post has since been taken down.
            BY Meredith Engel
            NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
            Monday, August 11, 2014, 2:33 PM


            NaturalNews.com raised eyebrows Monday when it posted a blog entry with a so-called homeopathic Ebola remedy.

            Ken Oftedal, a Norwegian writer, blogged that his homemade fix "could save your life and that of a loved one."

            The antidote contained the following...

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            • #7
              Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

              I'm glad to see that Natural News removed that post, just as I'm sure that Flutrackers would promptly remove any similar advice posted here.

              http://blogs.naturalnews.com/treating-ebola-homeopathy/

              Natural News was made aware of a blog post that seemed to recommend a highly questionable method related to Ebola prevention. The blog post has been removed pending further investigation, and the blogger is under review. Natural News does not condone any member of the public attempting to interact with Ebola, a very hazardous biological threat.

              RELATED NEWS: Ebola vaccine to be manufactured by criminal drug company with felony record http://www.naturalnews.com/046414_Eb...y_profits.html
              Back to where there is actually an ebola outbreak and salt misuse:

              http://www.greenbreporters.com/home/...-cautions.html
              Local radio and TV stations in Kogi state had quoted the monarch, Attah Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni, late yesterday night, as making the prescriptions from his palace in Idah, the traditional capital of Igalaland. Oboni offered the purported prescription after the Nigerian government declared that the pandemic had become a national emergency.
              So the first remedy offer was no doubt an innocent if ill-advised attempt by an authority figure to soothe panic. Obviously it would not be good for people to take actions based on feeling protected from Ebola, but his advice did NOT include drinking salt solution:

              According to local report, the monarch prescribed that a pinch of salt be added to about 15 litres of water and used for a soapless bath.
              The later rumors containing truly dangerous advice are of dubious pedigree.
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                Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

                Source: http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=76822

                Two die after bathing with salt solution in Makurdi
                By ROSE EJEMBI, Makurdi. on August 13, 2014 · COVER

                Two people who drank and bathe with salt solution to prevent being infected with the dreaded Ebola virus disease have died at a hospital in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

                According to Director, Public Health in the Ministry of Health and Human Services, Dr. Joseph Kumba who confirmed this gave the name of the hospital where the incidence happened.

                “We got the report at a meeting today (yesterday) that two persons died at Ushakaa clinic as a result of drinking and bathing with hot salted water,” Kumba said...

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                  Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

                  It's unfortunate that the title emphasizes salt baths, rather than the drinking of salt solution. Hot water bathing is not recommended for people with uncontrolled high blood pressure, so the baths could be a bad combo with the solution though.

                  http://www.spyghana.com/bitter-kola-...t-abuja-ebola/
                  Bitter kola, Salt Scarcity Hit Abuja Because Of Ebola
                  Nigeria

                  August 10, 2014
                  Against the backdrop of protection from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that was imported into Nigeria recently by an American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, hand sanitizers, salt and bitter kola scarcity have hit the Federal Capital Territory.

                  Going round Abuja shopping malls or supermarkets reveal that the hand hygiene liquid are either being hoarded or are outright not on the shelves.
                  ...
                  The Minister reiterated his warning that propagandists of the salt and hot water cure will be located and prosecuted by the government for peddling health falsehood.
                  By Lillian Chukwu, Abuja
                  Pets & COVID-19 coronavirus

                  “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed
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                  • #10
                    Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

                    Source: http://www.naij.com/277039-ebola-sal...-hospital.html


                    EBOLA: Salt Water Kills Three In Bauchi State
                    Bamidele Olowosagba, 36 minutes ago

                    At least three people have been reported to have died, while a pregnant woman also landed in hospital, as a result of excessive intake of salt for the prevention of Ebola Virus in Bauchi State.

                    According to Vanguard report, an old man in Misau local council and three other adults in Bigi , Gudum Sayawa, and Bayara village, suburbs in Bauchi, northern Nigeria, were the victims of the salt intake exercise...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

                      Translation Google

                      Cameroon - Psychosis Ebola: The consumption of "Biter Kola" and salt up in the North West -

                      14/08/2014

                      Haemorrhagic fever which claimed many lives in West Africa caused a psychosis in the Northwest region. In the cottages, beach bars, offices, markets and even in the streets of major cities in the region, the topic is on every lips.

                      Most worrying is the preventive measures. A rumor made a resounding echo in Bamenda, Kumbo, Nkambe that the "Bitter kola" this kind of bitter almonds harvested in the forest would protect against the attack of the disease. Others claim that the "bitter kola" heal Ebola. Declarations which have led to a rush of people to the fruit. In markets demand and consumption of this nut has increased. Seizing this opportunity, the sellers of "Bitter Kola" doubled prices. A nut that cost 25 francs before, rose to 50 francs since last Friday. An inflation related to the pressure of the demand....

                      At Kumbo , for example it is salt consumption which is in vogue as a preventive measure against the disease. From mouth to ear, by SMS and phone call, information flows such as wildfire suggesting insistently to take a bath with salt water and to consume more pinches of salt.
                      ...
                      http://www.camerpost.com/cameroun-psychose-de-la
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
                        Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

                        Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/...ugust-2014/en/

                        WHO Ebola news

                        15 August 2014

                        The scale, duration, and lethality of the Ebola outbreak have generated a high level of public fear and anxiety, which extends well beyond west Africa. Such reactions are understandable, given the high fatality rate and the absence of a vaccine or cure.

                        Recent intense media coverage of experimental medicines and vaccines is creating some unrealistic expectations, especially in an emotional climate of intense fear. The public needs to understand that these medical products are under investigation. They have not yet been tested in humans and are not approved by regulatory authorities, beyond use for compassionate care.

                        Evidence of their effectiveness is suggestive, but not based on solid scientific data from clinical trials. Safety is also unknown, raising the possibility of adverse side effects when administered to humans. For most, administration is difficult and demanding. Safe administration of some requires facilities for intensive care, which are rare in west Africa.

                        WHO has advised that the use of experimental medicines and vaccines under the exceptional circumstances of this outbreak is ethically acceptable. However, existing supplies of all experimental medicines are either extremely limited or exhausted.

                        While many efforts are under way to accelerate production, supplies will not be augmented for several months to come. Even then, supplies will be too small to have a significant impact on the outbreak.

                        WHO welcomes the decision by the Canadian government to donate several hundred doses of an experimental vaccine to support the outbreak response. A fully tested and licensed vaccine is not expected before 2015.

                        Another source of public misunderstanding, especially in affected areas, comes from rumours on social media claiming that certain products or practices can prevent or cure Ebola virus disease.

                        Decades of scientific research have failed to find a curative or preventive agent of proven safety and effectiveness in humans, though a number of promising products are currently under development.

                        All rumours of any other effective products or practices are false. Their use can be dangerous. In Nigeria, for example, at least two people have died after drinking salt water, rumoured to be protective.

                        The most effective personal behaviours are avoiding well-known high-risk situations, knowing the symptoms of infection, and reporting early for testing and care. Evidence suggests that early supportive care improves the prospects of survival.


                        The Ebola virus is highly contagious but only under very specific conditions involving close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or corpse. Most infections have been linked to traditional funeral practices or the unprotected care, in homes or health facilities, of an infected person showing symptoms.

                        Apart from these specific opportunities for exposure to the virus, the general public is not at high risk of infection...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Salt Water, Kola Nuts and other simple treatments DO NOT Prevent, Cure Ebola

                          Source: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsro.../ucm410086.htm

                          FDA warns consumers about fraudulent Ebola treatment products
                          For Immediate Release
                          August 14, 2014

                          The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the FDA has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

                          There are currently no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs to prevent or treat Ebola. Although there are experimental Ebola vaccines and treatments under development, these investigational products are in the early stages of product development, have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness, and the supply is very limited. There are no approved vaccines, drugs, or investigational products specifically for Ebola available for purchase on the Internet. By law, dietary supplements cannot claim to prevent or cure disease.

                          Individuals promoting these unapproved and fraudulent products must take immediate action to correct or remove these claims or face potential FDA action.

                          It is important to note that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. Unfortunately, during outbreak situations, fraudulent products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure a disease all too often appear on the market. The FDA monitors for these fraudulent products and false claims and takes appropriate action to protect consumers.

                          Ebola is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms of the virus can appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure, but is most commonly seen on days eight to10.

                          In the United States, Ebola is not a water-borne or food-borne illness and is not transmitted through the air. Ebola is spread through direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person, or with objects like needles that have been contaminated with the virus. People who do not show symptoms are not contagious.

                          Consumers who have seen these fraudulent products or false claims are encouraged to report them to the FDA.

                          The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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