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Ebola: 2 Dead, 20 Hospitalised after Excessive Consumption of Salt in Jos



Guinea EbolaSalt is not the solution for the Ebola virus.

This Day Newspaper reports that at least two people are feared dead, while 20 others are hospitalised in various hospitals in Plateau State after consuming excessive quantity of salt and bitter kola to prevent Ebola Virus Disease .

According to the publication, the two who were rushed to the hospital by family members, collapsed in the morning after consuming too much salt over night.

They reportedly later died of high blood pressure in the hospital.

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


  1. Lustre

    August 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm


  2. jcsgrl

    August 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Ha Brethren! What saith thee about this things now?

  3. Sho

    August 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm


  4. Marie Antoinette

    August 8, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Chai! My people perish for lack of knowledge.


    August 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Ignorance will lead many of us to our doom someday. Now its manifesting!

  6. GIDI

    August 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I give up.

  7. TA

    August 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I fear that some persons would die from mass hysteria not Ebola!

  8. Jojo

    August 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    More public education please. this prevention is about to kill more people than the disease

  9. kweenliz007

    August 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Ebola dis Ebola dat the fear of Ebola kills faster than the Ebola itself..God Abeg am with psalm91

  10. ken cole

    August 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I heard it was a lady dat started dis bizzare salt water of a thing but az since apologised.Coime to think of it y wud she do somtin like people are dead.

    • presige

      August 8, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      She did It because she has mental problem.

  11. Angel

    August 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Only in Nigeria!

  12. sunny

    August 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    God hv mercy on us

  13. O g o

    August 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Now I know the level of Ignorance in Nigeria.

  14. God will deliever us from ebola.. Amen

  15. Lindsey

    August 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Ignorance is turning out to be more expensive than education tho

  16. becca

    August 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    pls is not their faults,imagine if u are de one u will do de same thing also.

    • racheal

      August 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Really? But. You didn’t do it.

    • Prof. Adebayo

      August 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Biko, Do you think @ all? What did you just write? *hisses loudly*

    • i

      August 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Am sure u hrd,y dint u also do it

    • Kelechi

      August 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm


  17. Mzreeny

    August 8, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    No becca, I won’t. Speak for yourself.

  18. ikemesit

    August 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    May their souls rest in peace

  19. Jonathan

    August 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Really it’s not their fault. Besides, one needs not to be only security conscious. Life is good and no can afford to lose his/hers life but we should weigh what we spread…!

  20. sugar sugar

    August 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Hmmm,bellanaija, dis una story get as e b ,o,I live in jos, have lots of friends who use bb, no one has posted dis,nieda dis any news station mention it, if this info had carried names of hospital and names of victims, I would probably believ..

  21. aMBa-ssador

    August 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I wonder.

  22. keechi

    August 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I really can’t believe that pple fell for this! It’s such a shame the level of ignorance in the continent as a whole but most times, naija takes the cake! Smh educate yourselves pple!

  23. Daniel Emmanuel

    August 8, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Brethren may your soul lives to meet heaven in Jesus name.

  24. brainchild

    August 9, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I won’t even believe this. I mean, how much salt do you have to consume to die? We can’t believe all that we read now can we? Do you know how strong salt tastes in large quantity?

    • mrs N

      August 9, 2014 at 9:16 am

      My dear brainchild once u are hypertensive derz no amount of salt too small fir your system.most of those people makin calls where elderly people probably wit highBP wat should b expected afta drinkin salt water probably more than one cup b4 day break?ignorance kills faster dan ebola. der souls rip?

  25. NNENNE

    August 9, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Public Health educators should get to work…street by street, village by village. There’s need for education on ebola, quarantine, need for reporting, misconceptions and stigma, strict hand hygiene/ hand washing.
    Our health professionals should henceforth practice universal precautions ( Treat every patient as a potential carrier of ebola until test results say otherwise. ) Put on personal protection equipment like gloves, gowns, masks, if coughing, for every patient. Strict hand washing before and after removing gloves, after touching patients environments Use of hand sanitizers too.. We can’t afford to say oops!, I wish I knew. May God protect us all. Amen.

  26. dis son

    August 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Brainchild u shud remove d brain frm ur name. Salt kills hypertensive ppl.

  27. Missy

    August 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Precious Lord, people actually tried this salt water advice?! Oh Lord….. I …….ahhh I don’t know what to do…..Lord help us.. Amen

  28. kate

    August 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    May der souls rest in peace bt make we no die. Before Ebola victims come die

  29. labelle

    August 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    i live in jos and my mum received a call this afternoon, she lost a friend due to the excess salt consumption so this news is true. presently, more than two have died and many more are hospitalised.

  30. nikky

    August 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Ignorance is really bad. can you imagine now that the Ebola they were trying to prevent isnt what then killed or made them sick.

  31. jennietobbie

    August 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Ignorance at its worst. I can’t believe people fell for this. Smh.

    Forget our corrupt and selfish leaders; it’s time to use our common sense.

    Salt and water? Really?

  32. Scarless Virgin

    August 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Adieu 2 dem ignorance kills faster dan ebola …….dey shld be buried wit nigerian flag so dat God wil understand dat dey ve been 2 hell already.

  33. I go dey laff

    August 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Nur be smal tyn oh may God help all d people wey use salt and water.

  34. Gwash Lawrence

    August 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    God help us to overcome this ebola virus but let people stop spreading the virus through rumours because i was told that it has enter zaria so i should bath with salt water in which i reject it immediately
    if it is somebody that have high blood presure here that news what do you thing that would happen that person?
    we should stop procastinating the virus but seek for medical advice please

  35. Kelechi

    August 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Wow. It’s sad that the ignorance has become so widespread, but we are taking to social media to educate people.

  36. Anti Ebola

    August 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  37. Hannah

    August 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    o Ignorance. Too bad!

  38. Mirian

    August 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    If you are a believer and you are afraid of Ebola…then u need to ask urself some questions partening ur spiritual life. God does not lie-He has promised to keep u safe and sound,never to leave u nor forsake u .To protect u frm all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases (psalm 91 vs 3). All u need to do is simply to lay hold on Gods word.

  39. maria

    August 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    so this fools died from the fear and ignorance of Ebola before Ebola could catch up with them nawa oh

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