COOl Drink, Ebola Virus– The below message has been circulated on social media from a long time:
Hoax message 1:
Important message from manila police to all over Philippines and India: for the next few weeks do not drink any product of COOL DRINK as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with Ebola virus. It was shown yesterday on NDTV news…. Pls forward this msg urgently to people you care… Take care
This messages has been circulating social media in years 2011, 2013 and 2017.
As per the posts in Facebook, no one should drink products by name of ‘Cool Drink’. It is being said that some worker from this product has infected it with Ebola. Since the employee was infected so he has put his blood in pre-packaged product. It is said that this message was issued by Manila police and all the TV news channels were covering it. It also says to forward this message to maximum people.
Our conclusion – If we study the Ebola virus, then we will come to know that the Ebola can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen or vaginal fluids. So this message is complete nonsense and nothing else. None of the news sources can be validated. No information is given by Manila Police as well.
So, this rumour is highly illogical and baseless. It’s just created to confuse people and get page hits.
There are several other versions of this message, just to confuse people.
Hoax message 2:
URGENT !!!!Please,don’t buy or drink any bottled water called “DEW”. Customs says it was shipped into Nigeria from Tanzania where it has killed 180 people and now finding its way into south africa. It is said to contain ebola. Please pass this on and save millions. If u don’t believe check google for “DEW bottled water. (SFTBC)
Hoax message 3:
There’s news from the police. Its an urgent message for all. For next few days don’t drink any product from pepsi company’s like pepsi, slice, 7up etc. A worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with AIDS.. Watch MDTV dstv channel 413. please forward this to everyone on your list.
Hoax message 4:
Important msg from Hyderabad police to all over India:
For the next few weeks do not drink any product of Maaza, as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with Ebola. It was shown yesterday on NDTV… Pls forward this msg urgently to people you care… Take Care!!
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