Nigeria: Ebola Experimental Drug Hopes Dashed

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Photo Credit: is reporting that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that reports of the experimental drug for treating Ebola is a pesticide and should not be used to prevent, treat or cure Ebola. Reports that nano-silver could treat or prevent the disease were widely reported, but the FDA says the claims are not true. The author writes:

“The US agency said it had received consumer complaints about the Ebola claims. ‘Individuals promoting these unapproved and fraudulent products must take immediate action to correct or remove these claims or face FDA action,’ it said.

Silver has been used as antibacterial for centuries. Tiny silver particles known as nano-silver have controversially been incorporated into a variety of consumer products such as socks and bedding to help block odors caused by bacteria and mold.”

Many had pinned their hopes on nano-silver curing the disease which experts fear may reach epidemic levels in Nigeria and Liberia if not cured.


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  1. Olusegun

    This is a very sensational report and very poor journalism.

    How can someone describe what has affected not up to 15 people in a country of over 170 million people as an epidemic. Please always confirm your facts before you publish as there is no point sensationalizing and distorting facts all because you want to gain acceptance for your publication. Whatever happened to balanced reporting and professional journalism???

    • TheBurtonWire

      You’re right. That was an oversight in editing. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The information has been corrected.

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