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Hoax - Bathe with Hot and Salt Water before Daybreak to Avoid Catching the Ebola

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Hoax - Bathe with Hot and Salt Water before Daybreak to Avoid Catching the Ebola

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The hoax below: "Please ensure that you and your family and all your neighbors bath with hot water and salt before daybreak today because of Ebola virus," alleged started by a female Nigerian student, is spreading on social networking websites, cellphone networks via text messages, and the rest of the internet like wildfire.

The hoax has caused the death of two people and the hospitalization of more than 20 already. The deaths and hospitalizations were due hypertension or high blood pressure. People suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure consumed large amounts of salt water, which raised their blood pressure dangerously high.

The Deadly Ebola Hoax:

Please ensure that you and your family and all your neighbors bath with hot water and salt before daybreak today because of Ebola virus which is spreading through the air

Currently, there is no vaccine or cure for the Ebola virus, and Ebola does not spread through the air. It spreads by direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

So, please remember that drinking or bathing with water and salt will not cure or prevent you from getting infected with the Ebola virus.to protect yourself against the deadly Ebola virus, please follow the instructions below.

How To Prevent Infection and Spread of the Ebola Virus

  • avoid areas of known outbreaks.
  • wash your hands frequently
  • avoid bush meat
  • avoid contact with infected people
  • follow infection-control procedures
  • don't handle bodies of people who have died of Ebola

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Hoax - Bathe with Hot and Salt Water before Daybreak to Avoid Catching the Ebola