WhatsApp spreads Ebola rumour in India


‘Ebola reached Karnataka unfortunately!! Infected poor Sreejith-M.Tech, NIT suratkal, expired today. Please take precautions against this Virus and spread the awareness!! Friends plz eat tulsi leaves to safeguard yourself from this virus ebola becz this virus directly effects the human immune system. Tulsi leaves are good for the human immune system so this is a precaution to save u from the ebola virus… Ebola virus Spreaded in mumbai toooo Use hot water and salt to take your bath in the morning, do the same when you want to drink water(hot and salt) . … It is said to be a traditional vaccine for Ebola. Please don’t keep this information to yourself send to all your contacts including your enemies. God bless you as you share this.’

This message has been doing the rounds on Whatsapp and other social media sites, and is about how a young boy died due to an infection caused by the Ebola virus.
Sreejith, an M.tech student of the NIT, Karnataka died last month, and he had been diagnosed with a lung infection.
But someone with no sense of humour, decided to play a prank.
People are recklessly forwarding a message regarding an M.Tech student of NIT, Suratkal, dying of the disease. 
This caused a scare that the deadly disease had entered Karnataka. NITK was flooded with phone calls from health officials, media and the general public.
With the college getting inundated with calls about ebola, students and teachers have taken to social media to spread the message that there is no cause of panic.
Now police are trying to locate the original source of the message.

Sreejith didn’t die of Ebola:

Firstly, Sreejith, the MTech student who died in Surathkal did not suffer from an infection caused due to the Ebola virus.

Tulsi won’t help against Ebola: 

Tulsi  leaves will not help in keeping this virus. Although the leaves do have an immune-boosting property, but in no way will that help.

Ebola has not spread to Mumbai:

Ebola has not spread to Mumbai. There has been no official news of the virus infecting anyone in the city. 

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