Viral Message: Do not take Paracetamol P - 500. It is very dangerous. Share and let everyone know.

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Fact Check by Ayupp :– Fake

Viral message example :-  

Paracetamol – Below message is being circulated on social media :

Viral Message Verification :-  Ideally this medicine is taken for headache or mild fever and should be taken under the guidance and instruction of a Doctor. There are a lot of side effects of excess usage of Paracetamol. But that is a matter of research.

One thing we did not find was any response from the company itself on this viral news, on any clerification from the company itself, however

The message itself looks like a hoax. The way this message is written looks like a hoax. Our analysis for this issue :

  1. Such news will always be circulated through the genuine government sources, as it an issue of national concern. This news is only available on social media sites.
  2. Scientifically, it is impossible for a virus to survive inside a tablet for a long duration of time. Hence, this news can be termed as fake.
  3. Such news always keep on circulating on social media. Same kind of story was circulated in 2011 as well. At that time the virus was termed as Ebola.
  4. This message has its origin in Bolivia and the disease spread there is known as Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever(BHF). It is also known as black typhus and it is Hemorrhagic feverand zoonotic infectious disease. There has been not a single case of Machupo reported in India even though the consumption of Paracetamol is very high here but no cases

Such hoax news are spread by media websites who want false hits to their websites. Don’t believe in such news.

Last year the same viral message was spread as Paracetamol comes written P/500 contains Machupo Virus Fake

About The Author

Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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