Phony Ebola cures spread online; 2 Nigerians die from drinking salt water to ward off virus, UN says

August 17, 2014 7:50 PM

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Phony Ebola cures spread online; 2 Nigerians die from drinking salt water to ward off virus, UN says

The United Nations and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers about any product that claims to fight the disease and reminded the public that there is no cure for Ebola. Bogus treatments including eating turmeric and bathing in salt water.

The United Nations' World Health Organization is furious that social media is spreading rumors that certain unproven products and methods can cure the virus.

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