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Ebola: 2 Die in Makurdi after Drinking & Bathing With Salt Solution



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To prevent being infected with the deadly Ebola virus, two people in Makurdi, Benue who believed salt could help prevent contracting the virus have been confirmed dead.

The Sun reports that they drank and bathed with salt solution.

Dr Joseph Kumba, Director, Public Health in the Ministry of Health and Human Services confirmed the report.

“We got the report at a meeting today (Wednesday 13th August) that two persons died at Ushakaa clinic as a result of drinking and bathing with hot salted water.” he said.

The Medical Director of Ushakaa Hospital Dr Innocent Gbillah said it was a male and a female. Gbillah did not disclose the names of the deceased but said they were admitted into the hospital on Saturday.  He told the public to be sure of any rumour before adopting it.

“We did everything possible to help the victims but to no avail. One of them died on Tuesday at 7pm while the other gave up the ghost at 5am Wednesday (yesterday).” he said.
If you recall, just a week ago, 2 people died while 20 were hospitalised after excessive consumption of salt in Jos.


  1. bruno

    August 14, 2014 at 6:02 am

    See the way ignorance has killed two people.

  2. Cheap death. Smh

  3. 4tunechuks

    August 14, 2014 at 8:14 am

    ignorance is a disease…

  4. Annie

    August 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Choi, Chioer, Choiest….i got several calls on that day, and dunno why i was pissed at all lols…

  5. Ms.Z

    August 14, 2014 at 8:43 am

    To whoever started the rumour, that’s 4 deaths you’ve caused

  6. aisha

    August 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Stupidity of the highest order.

  7. Jhennique

    August 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

    the girl that started this rumour has blood on her hands. i hope she can sleep at night……………..

  8. Maxime

    August 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    A deadly rumour. Spreading such a rumour at a time like this when people are living in fear was a terrible act. Those who started it really should have known better – a lot of people are ignorant, even some educated people went around drinking salt water. Such an unsafe act. So sad that people have now killed themselves in an attempt to escape death. Ironic.

  9. sum1special

    August 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Ignorance is not an excuse.

  10. ***slim dee** a.k.a. lorenzO

    August 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Oh my GOD……… for those people that brought up this devilish rumour there is GOD above watching u!…..RIP 4 those innocent soul dat has passed away base on ebola salt nd water rumour, GOD luv u most!!!!

  11. @edDREAMZ

    August 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    This is really painfull, may their souls R.I.P….

  12. dizzy

    August 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Panic has killed more than the virus itself

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