FDA issued a statement on Thursday in which they stated that they have received numerous complaints related to the scam products for Ebola treatment.
In the statement issued, FDA Agency mentioned, “Individuals promoting these unapproved and fraudulent products must take immediate action to correct or remove these claims or face potential FDA action.”
They also said, “There are no approved vaccines, drugs, or investigational products specifically for Ebola available for purchase on the Internet.”
Food and Drug Administration also said that the claims to issue that a particular product can treat or cure the deadly Ebola disease is against the law.
Most of the companies, in order to sell their bogus products are instilling fear among the people of American through their advertisements, related to Ebola outbreak. In order to reduce the fear of Ebola outbreak among the people living in the United States, FDA also said that the Ebola outbreak in the West Africa do not pose any threat to the U.S. Chances of Ebola outbreak in the United States is negligible under the present precautions being undertaken by the health authorities.
With the help of CDC data, FDA also said, Ebola is not a water-borne or airborne virus. It can only be transmitted either by exchange of body fluids from an infected person or by sharing the items like needles or syringes which were used on the patients infected by virus.
Researchers with the support of WHO and other health organizations are trying hard to develop vaccines against the Ebola outbreak. However recent reports also suggest that scientists are facing many issues, including ethical dilemmas whether or not to test the experimental drugs on the infected patients.
An experimental drug which has made news during recent times is Zmapp. It was reported that two American patients who were infected by Ebola are recovering well after being treated with the drug Zmapp. Earlier, the drug was only tested in animals.
It has to be noted that the deadly Ebola outbreak has already claimed over one thousand lives in the West Africa and sickened over two thousand people.