Nigeria's minister of information debunked the myth that salt water baths would cure Ebola. (Google Images)
Nigeria’s minister of information debunked the myth that salt water baths would cure Ebola. (Google Images)

As fears mount, Nigerians are desperate to find natural cures for the Ebola virus. Nnenna Ibeh of Premium Times is reporting that Nigeria’s Minister of Information Labaran Maku, has issued a statement dismissing rumors that bathing in a hot water and salt solution can be used to prevent Ebola virus infection.

Ibeh writes:

“A statement signed by the Minister’s Chief Press Secretary, Joseph Mutah, said the speculation that salt and hot water solution cures the deadly viral disease is only a rumor. Mr. Maku said there was no cure for the disease yet. He urged Nigerians to, however, maintain maximum environmental and personal hygiene to guard against contracting the deadly virus. The social media late Thursday and early Friday went agog with information that salt and water could prevent infection by Ebola Virus.”

Despite the debunking of the rumors, many Nigerians are still using the salt bath solution as a proactive measure.


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