Ebola Scare: Two Feared Dead, 20 Others Hospitalised Over Excessive Salt Consumption

By Seriki Adinoyi
At least two persons have been feared killed 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  to 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 of 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.
Details to follow

Source: ThisDay

4 Comments

  • I think GEJ should bomb Liberia 4 dis Ebola. Since dat patrick was a govt worker. We should react. Bomb dem kawai

  • D NORTH AGAIN! HAUSAS AGAIN! AH! JONATHAN IS RESPONSIBLE AND MUST PAY FOR D DEATHS COS D SOUTH CAUSED THEIR DEATHS. ILLITRATES THAT REASONS WITH THEIR ANUS

  • oh!” my people are distroyed for lack of knowledge so said hosea 4:6,if not lack of understanding how would they believe that salt and water can cure nor prevent any virus.infact they would have first ask to know wether the information came from the WHO.or from a powerfull man of God before embacking on the exccessive consumption of salt and bitter cola.pleasd we should be wise and adently focuss on praying to God instead of believing men who Is full of baselessness,infact in time like we should have faith in God and be prayerful.as for those that left us may their soul rest in peace and i pray for qeuik recovering on those who were hospital,so let us look unto God the author and finisher of our faith and mind u that the lord represent the finall bus stop for those who believd in him.

  • This is an example of how ignorance and illiteracy affect the average Nigerian. Nobody can say where the instruction came from. There was no instruction on dosage and duration. Yet Nigerians swallowed the directive hook line and sinker. This instruction is similar to what charlatans direct people to do daily on our electronic media. These people are given wide publicity because of what they can pay to media houses who inadvertently promote public health hazzard. Paradoxically, genuine medical information is not promoted with similar enthusiasm.

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