By Dr. ‘Malik Haruna King
“No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals… No licensed vaccine for EVD is available. Several vaccines are being tested, but none are available for clinical use… No specific treatment is available. New drug therapies are being evaluated.” — WHO [World HealthOrganization, 2014]
A particular Nigerian Pharmacologist is among the sources of this misleading information that has gone viral. Saying that bitter-kola cures EVD and emphasizing that it is natural and has no side-effects or over-dose is simply wishful-thinking and playing on Africans’ ignorance and gullibility! It is an unproven statement, and hence dangerous to the public! It’s sinful to mislead people and offer false hope (all because of monetary gain) especially in deadly situations as this!
Liberia, presently suffering over a hundred deaths from this disease has Her Health Ministry warn, “calling on the public to report anyone or group of people administering vaccines supposedly for the prevention of Ebola or any form of drug or tablets, herbs or injection in the communities to the nearest police station” and “anyone caught administering fake vaccine or tablets and even spreading wrong information on the Ebola disease would face prosecution.”
Don’t let any unproven information make you careless. Protect yourself.
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