Happy New Year 2024 to all our members and visitors! Our Forum is Now Back Online After Some Critical Upgrade- We Apologize for the inaccessibility Period! Thank You all. CORONAVIRUS safety tips from Admin! 1. Watch your hands with running water 2. Dont cough in your hands 3. Keep distance from people 4. Stay indoor if neccessary!! Stay safe !!! Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.

Author Topic: 'EBOLA SALT-WATER CURE': 20 hospitalised for excessive salt consumption  (Read 1858 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mastercode

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2924
  • Karma: +0/-0

No fewer than twenty persons are currently being treated in various hospitals in Jos, the Plateau state capital as a result of excessive consumption of salt following a viral message on social media that it could prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

A medical worker at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital, told our correspondent that they are in various hospitals in the city.

The source, who does not want his name in print because he was not authorised to speak, said most of the patients rushed to the hospital were hypertensive while others showed symptoms of stooling due to excessive consumption of salt.

According to him, most of the patients are women and children.

Pede, while speaking on the issue, advised residents to ignore such messages as no cure had yet been found for the disease.

Efforts to speak with the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Gidado Idris, were not fruitful as he was said to be out of the office when our correspondent visited the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Plateau State Government on Friday debunked the rumours of an outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease in the state.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fom Dakwak, stated this on Friday while addressing newsmen in Jos.

Dakwak, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Elias Pede, advised people to seek better information from the ministry while warning those peddling rumours of an outbreak of the disease to desist from it.

According to him, the state government is working hard to ensure that the disease does not get to the state.

He added, ?We recently trained 37 surveillance officers from the 17 local government areas in the state on ways of detecting the dreaded virus, who are expected to train others in their respective Local Government Areas.?

He said the state government had commenced aggressive enlightenment campaign on the dangers of the virus as well as put in place measures to ensure quick detection of any case that would lead to containment and control.

The commissioner further cautioned citizens of the state to desist from eating bush meat, keep their environment clean and maintain good personal hygiene.

?Citizens must ensure that they wash their hands with soap and detergents at all times,? he added

?We are working hard to set designated special hospitals for treatment of any patient who might have contacted the disease.?



Nigeria business Mogul Aliko Dangote donates N152 million to fight Ebola

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 2020
Last post August 15, 2014, 01:23:04 PM
by admin
scientist in Nigeria develops trial drug, 'Nano Silver' for treatment of Ebola

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 1834
Last post August 15, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
by admin
South Sudan State Closes Border in Ebola Scare

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 2413
Last post May 24, 2017, 12:39:08 AM
by Nairaland
Ebola Virus trace confirmed In Lagos state

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 2070
Last post July 24, 2014, 10:43:44 PM
by mastercode
Japanese researchers develop 30-min Ebola test

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 1776
Last post September 03, 2014, 09:42:37 AM
by mastercode