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Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by darqly(m): 4:18am On Aug 08, 2014
So someone woke my wife this morning urging her to bathe us all in salt water, and also rub salt ALL over ourselves to stave off the Ebola virus. Needless to say we have been arguing over this as she has already polished our son with table salt since the warning came from her mum angry
Why are some people just causing unnecessary panic and peddling same on social media?
Today's gonna be a loooong day.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by silverprince413(m): 4:21am On Aug 08, 2014
80% nigerians have all taken their bath with salt before 4am

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by mikedanza(m): 4:21am On Aug 08, 2014
Haba Nigerians!
I have got calls in the early hours of the
morning...suddenly rumours flying around for people to
take their bath with salt in the water and to drink some!
Haba!!

They premise it on worms dying by coming in contact with
salt!

EBOLA IS A VIRUS AND NOT A WORM AND DRINKING
SALT WILL NOT AND CANNOT PREVENT INFECTION!!

WASH HANDS AFTER EVERY OUTING WITH SOAP AND
WATER!! AVOID TOUCHING VERY SICK PEOPLE WITH
YOUR BARE HANDS, IF POSSIBLE USE LATEX GLOVES
FOR THE VERY SICK!!!

SPREAD BEST PRACTICES NOT FEAR!!!

pls tell them

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by mysterious12(m): 4:30am On Aug 08, 2014
darqly: So someone woke my wife this morning urging her to bathe us all in salt water, and also rub salt ALL over ourselves to stave off the Ebola virus. Needless to say we have been arguing over this as she has already polished our son with table salt since the warning came from her mum angry
Why are some people just causing unnecessary panic and peddling same on social media?
Today's gonna be a loooong day.
it doesn't cure, it prevents. put a table spoon in a bucket of water, not rubbing directly, only effective in aqeous state
Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by youngibe(m): 4:31am On Aug 08, 2014
Same news was going viral early dis mornin here in jos.. Was getting so much calls dat i too had to do same.. Took warm water with salt nd also bath with salt water.. Distin don tire me o, wetin even carry dat loberian man enter naija

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Jones612(m): 4:31am On Aug 08, 2014
hahahahahaaaaaa......... dear always consult your doctor in times like this #‎Ebola‬ is not airborne though there r indications that it may be carried by droplets over short distances. there is no evidence to support the use of bathing & drinking salt water as helpful measures#Ebola....

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by youngibe(m): 4:33am On Aug 08, 2014
mysterious12:
it doesn't cure, it prevents. put a table spoon in a bucket of water, not rubbing directly, only effective in aqeous state
Abeg; wetin b aqeous state? Cos u nid see d kind salt i took dis mornin, almost finishd one Anapuna sachet

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by DanielBlanc(m): 4:34am On Aug 08, 2014
If salt works out the ebola virus from infiltrating the body then I think the cure must not be hard to find, pls just stop making people panic and make sure you always have a bitter kola... Atleast that contains constituents that inhibits the virus replication.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by youngibe(m): 4:37am On Aug 08, 2014
Jones612: hahahahahaaaaaa......... dear always consult your doctor in times like this #‎Ebola‬ is not airborne though there r indications that it may be carried by droplets over short distances. there is no evidence to support the use of bathing & drinking salt water as helpful measures#Ebola....
do we really have doctors nor pharms here in dis country? Coz all i see are money hungry bigots who cn embark on strike evn because of 1 naira and always waitin on the whites to do d main research for them

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Jones612(m): 4:39am On Aug 08, 2014
mysterious12:
it doesn't cure, it prevents. put a table spoon in a bucket of water, not rubbing directly, only effective in aqeous state
Candidly, if you can avoid any trips (journeys), large gatherings, unnecessary social functions, etc over the next few weeks...do so! #‎Ebola‬.......this prevents it, salt water wether u drink, bath or even sniff it is not a preventive measure oh!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Emmysteve(m): 4:39am On Aug 08, 2014
Oboi na so i just dey receive different calls from my sister now say make i bath with salt and drink and before 12am. I just told them i no dey do am and i go dey kanpee. From Kolonut to bathing with salt. Chai naija. Next time dem go say make we no eat food again to avoid Ebola virus. Hahaha

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by inositol88(m): 4:45am On Aug 08, 2014
EBOLARIZATION OF NIGERIANS, precaution; greet this way when u wake up today morning.


today is my birthday day oh, and instead of happy birthday, I was woken up by 2am and told to drink and bath salt solution, chai!!!! dia is God oh!!!!!!!!

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Nobody: 4:45am On Aug 08, 2014
Man wel go die go die, so no need....

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by SIRcumalot: 4:47am On Aug 08, 2014
silverprince413: 80% nigerians have all taken their bath with salt before 4am
I have even though I don't believe it
It doesn't hurt to try it
I'll bet good money it all started from a church.
Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Nobody: 4:51am On Aug 08, 2014
youngibe: Abeg; wetin b aqeous state? Cos u nid see d kind salt i took dis mornin, almost finishd one Anapuna sachet
aqueous state is a solution containing a solute and a solvent. In otherwords, aqueous is a dissolved state of a former, solid substance.

#by my own definition#

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Nobody: 4:54am On Aug 08, 2014
Emmysteve: Oboi na so i just dey receive different calls from my sister now say make i bath with salt and drink and before 12am. I just told them i no dey do am and i go dey kanpee. From Kolonut to bathing with salt. Chai naija. Next time dem go say make we no eat food again to avoid Ebola virus. Hahaha
Man, I ain't bathing with salt solution this early.
Ain't ddoing any useless practise.

Nigerians are so good at spreading fvck.
Plus, nothing is happening to me.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Cheks01(f): 4:55am On Aug 08, 2014
I heard same too.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by 3kay945(m): 4:57am On Aug 08, 2014
Its becoming scary o undecided
Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Nobody: 4:58am On Aug 08, 2014
youngibe: do we really have doctors nor pharms here in dis country? Coz all i see are money hungry bigots who cn embark on strike evn because of 1 naira and always waitin on the whites to do d main research for them
the Nigerian government don't support intensive research by providing adequatefunds.
How can hospitals carry out researches when the university gets peanut in the name of school fees, from students.
When this peanut is increased, students talk poo. Government is never helping matters either. So, unless government is ready to fund researches across the country.

I don't think we'll move forward.
This has been our plight since Independence.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Wisdomkosi(m): 5:06am On Aug 08, 2014
People no allow me make I sleep this night. Na call I receive throughout say make I carry salt put for hot water and drink. My tongue na wound full am nw

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Swash042(m): 5:14am On Aug 08, 2014
They ar makin d announcement(salt Therapy) 4 my street ryt nw! cry
Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by PrinceJustice(m): 5:16am On Aug 08, 2014
My landlord here in Nsukka (South) just woke me up in the middle of a nice sleep that "that I should have my bath with a little salt before day break, that #Ebola is now in east"...

5 mins later...

My people called me from Bauchi (North) telling me the same, that I should even lick salt before day break, that a Ebola is now in the North.

Please is Salt now the latest Vaccine for #Ebola

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by emmyvet(m): 5:19am On Aug 08, 2014
In Nigeria fake informations travels with the speed of light.
Bet me this Bathe with salt and warm water is coming from a Stupid pastor who don't know the difference between a worm and a virus.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by dtshaahu: 5:23am On Aug 08, 2014
Make una send salt to my house, we are nine in my house and only a little salt left at home, there is Godoooo!

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by AwesomeRomeo: 5:24am On Aug 08, 2014
Oboi I will do anything for prevention, for prevention is better than cure. The worse part of it is that ebola has no cure. I really enjoyed that cup of hot salt water and enjoyed it more when I took my bath with it.
Fear of Ebola is the END of wisdom. Lol. grin

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Sageez(m): 5:27am On Aug 08, 2014
a gurl frnd jst called me askin me to do same
Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by boniflex(m): 5:29am On Aug 08, 2014
Unnecessary panic and rumor carrying individuals, I bet u this rumor started with one single individual

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Miner13: 5:30am On Aug 08, 2014
you won't believe it.
hanhan
my mum just woke me with call, you must do it now that everyone is doing it.

is it the ministry of health responsible for this or some miscreant?

mtchew!

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Nobody: 5:31am On Aug 08, 2014
oh.no wonder salt price increase i hope its jst a rumour.bt am not taking chances...where my anapuna

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by mrarranger: 5:31am On Aug 08, 2014
Omo see everybody for my street dey bath.......nobody wan die but dem wan go heaven

*runs inside for my bottle of salt and water*
I dy cum make i bath

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by Dabss(m): 5:31am On Aug 08, 2014
ACCORDING TO WHO
Ways to prevent infection and transmission:-
While initial cases of Ebola virus disease are contracted by handling infected animals or carcasses, secondary cases occur by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an ill person, either through unsafe case management or unsafe burial practices. During this outbreak, most of the disease has spread through human-to-human transmission. Several steps can be taken to help in preventing infection and limiting or stopping transmission.

Understand the nature of the disease, how it is transmitted, and how to prevent it from spreading further.
Listen to and follow directives issued by your country’s respective Ministry of Health.
If you suspect someone close to you or in your community of having Ebola virus disease, encourage and support them in seeking appropriate medical treatment in a care facility.
If you choose to care for an ill person in your home, notify public health officials of your intentions so they can train you and provide appropriate gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as instructions as a reminder on how to properly care for the patient, protect yourself and your family, and properly dispose of the PPE after use. N.B. WHO does not recommend home care and strongly advises individuals and their family members to seek professional care in a treatment centre.
When visiting patients in the hospital or caring for someone at home, hand washing with soap and water is recommended after touching a patient, being in contact with their bodily fluids, or touching his/her surroundings.
People who have died from Ebola should only be handled using appropriate protective equipment and should be buried immediately.
Additionally, individuals should reduce contact with high-risk infected animals (i.e. fruit bats, monkeys or apes) in the affected rainforest areas. If you suspect an animal is infected, do not handle it. Animal products (blood and meat) should be thoroughly cooked before eating
Infection occurs from direct contact through broken skin or mucous membranes with the blood, or other bodily fluids or secretions (stool, urine, saliva, semen) of infected people. Infection can also occur if broken skin or mucous membranes of a healthy person come into contact with environments that have become contaminated with an Ebola patient’s infectious fluids such as soiled clothing, bed linen, or used needles.

HAND HYGIENE
Either an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and running water can be used for hand hygiene, applying the correct technique recommended by WHO. It is important to always perform hand hygiene with soap and running water when hands are visibly soiled. Alcohol-based hand rubs should be made available at every point of care (at the entrance and within the isolation rooms and areas); running water, soap, and single use towels should also be always available.

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Re: Salt Therapy For Ebola- Dangerous Rumour by ModoetForma(m): 5:33am On Aug 08, 2014
This is a whole bunch of people trying to cause a mass euphoria of fear and anyone who would believe all these rumours should view himself/herself as st*pid. People hust cook up a hoax and try to play on the intelligence of many sorry nigerians. If you are in your right senses and feel you are highly educated to believe all these funny lies, pls take note that these are just rumours. I've been travelling from one state to the other for the past 5 days and I'm curremtly in Kaduna state where the tension is high. Imagine sey person just knock on my door for 2:45am con dey beg me say make I go bath with salt and water, I had to shout at her to get out and lemme enjoy my sleep. As I waka outside, see as the whole street dey lively as if na rush hour for morning. Plstake note, SALT AND WATER CAN'T CURE THE EBOLA VIRUS. THE EBOLA VIRUS IS NOT AIRBORNE.

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