Rumour of Ebola virus in chalks false and misleading – FDA

General News of Thursday, 19 February 2015

Source: Ismail Akwei | GhanaWeb

FDA Ghana

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has dispelled rumours circulating on social media alleging that it had confirmed Boko Haram inoculation of the Ebola virus into chalks in Ghana.

In a press statement released on February 19, 2015 and signed by the Deputy Chief Executive (Food Safety Division), John Odame-Darkwah, the FDA stated emphatically that the information is false and advised the general public to disregard it.

The statement said their attention was drawn to the allegation and misinformation going around including the death of two teachers as a result of the inoculation.

The FDA said they have notified security agencies to investigate the source of such misleading information.

“The general public is also advised to desist from circulating such information which is capable of causing fear and panic. The public may visit the FDA website, 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.