To prevent being infected with the deadly Ebola virus, two people in
Makurdi, Benue who believed salt could help prevent contracting the
virus have been confirmed dead.
If you recall, less than a week ago, two people died while twenty were hospitalised after excessive consumption of salt in Jos.
Dr Joseph Kumba, Director, Public Health in the Ministry of Health and Human Services confirmed the report.
“We got the report at a meeting today
(Wednesday 13th August) that two persons died at Ushakaa clinic as a
result of drinking and bathing with hot salted water.” he said.
The Medical Director of Ushakaa Hospital Dr Innocent Gbillah said it was a male and a female.
Gbillah did not disclose the names of the deceased but said they were admitted into the hospital on Saturday.
“We did everything possible to help the victims but to no avail. One
of them died on Tuesday at 7 pm while the other gave up the ghost at 5
am Wednesday (yesterday).” he said.