The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has debunked the information circulated on social media platforms that it has confirmed that Boko Haram has succeeded in inoculating chalks used in Ghana with the Ebola virus.
In a statement, Mr John Odame-Darkwah, Deputy Chief Executive, Food Safety Division, stated that it was also being circulated that two teachers had died as a result of the inoculation.
The FDA, the statement said, “emphatically denies that the information is false and asks the general public to disregard it.”
Mr Odame-Darkwah said the FDA had notified the security agencies to investigate the source of such misleading information.
He advised the public to desist from circulating such information, which was capable of causing fear and panic.
“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,” he said.
He assured the public of FDA’s readiness to ensure the protection of health and safety at all times.