These were all in the name of protecting oneself from the dreaded Ebola virus which has become a world health issue.
It’s appalling how even the educated fell for such incomprehensible rumour. What is more disturbing is how the people who fell for it did not even think of the health risks associated with excessive intake salt. These risks include high blood pressure in sensitive individuals, too much or little intake of salt can also cause muscle cramp, dizziness, or even electrolyte disturbance which can cause neurological problems or death.
However, I think people should always seek for knowledge about anything that is not clear to them to avoid the reoccurrence of such ‘salty day’. Many would have killed themselves even before contracting the Ebola virus.
Kailani wrote in from the Department of Mass Communication Bayero University Kano (BUK).