Ebola: Nigerians advised to spread facts, not rumours

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ILORIN – A pharmacist at the Teaching Hospital (UITH), Kwara State, Mr Lanre Alege, has charged Nigerians spread facts and not rumours about the virus.

Alege made the call on Saturday during an “ virus ” as part of the monthly keep-fit exercise for staff of the hospital in Ilorin.

He cited the example of a case of the virus at a private hospital in Ilorin, involving a seven-month-old child, which was later discovered be untrue.

should tell the truth about the virus and not peddle rumour about it,” he said. [eap_ad_1] He advised against the consumption of bitter-cola and kolanut as remedies against the virus, saying that there was no proof of their efficacies.

Alege urged Nigerians quickly go medical centres when they developed symptoms like fever, tiredness, headache and nausea.

He said that no vaccine had been developed for the of the virus, adding that about 90 per cent of contact Ebola would die.

According to him, zmapp vaccine, developed by a Canadian laboratory scientist and made available by the () and Nano Silver, developed by a Nigerian scientist, are only experimental drugs.

The Chief Medical of UITH, Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, commended the organisers of the keep-fit exercise, and for creating about the Ebola virus. (NAN)