FDA Shreds False Ebola Virus Info

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has denied reports in circulation on the social media, alleging that, it has confirmed that Boko Haram, has succeeded in inoculating chalks used in Ghana with the Ebola virus.

It also denied claims that two teachers, have died as a result of the inoculation.

A press statement signed by John Odame-Darkwah, Deputy Chief Executive in-charge of Food Safety Division of the Authority said that “the FDA wishes to state emphatically that the information is false and advises the general public to disregard it”.

“The general public, is also advised to desist from circulating such information which is capable of causing fear and panic”.

The statement disclosed that the FDA has meanwhile, notified the security agencies to investigate the source of such misleading information.

The public may visit the FDA website, www.fdaghana.gov.gh to verify the source of any circulation purported to be originating from the FDA.

“The public is further assured of FDA’s readiness to ensure the protection of public health and safety at all times”, the statement concluded.

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