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Nigerians are turning to social media jokes to ease the tension of an Ebola outbreak in the region, now that Nigerian President ...
Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency. Some of the jokes include pictures of the 'Ebola hug', the 'Ebola handshake' and the 'Ebola kiss.'
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Nigerians are turning to social media jokes to ease the tension of an Ebola outbreak in the region, now that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency. Some of the jokes include pictures of the 'Ebola hug', the 'Ebola handshake' and the 'Ebola kiss.' (SOUNDBITE) (English) MUSIC PRODUCER, FRANCIS, SAYING: "I mean, people just say certain things or make jokes out of some certain things just to ease themselves and ease the tension, it's good, you know, when you can just ease your tension with jokes." Rumors -- not supported by medical professionals -- are also spreading that adding salt to bathing and drinking water can prevent the deadly virus. In the city of Lagos, mixed reactions about the Ebola outbreak. One newspaper vendor says customers think Ebola can be spread to others if an infected person touches his newspapers, which is then picked up by someone else. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEWSPAPER VENDOR, MALLAM HASSAN, SAYING: "My customers, they came to me (and said) I should stop people touching my newspapers. I say, why? They said, because of Ebola. I should not allow my customers to touch my newspapers. I say, why? They said because there is Ebola spreading around. I say, why? They said because most of my customers, I don't know whether they're affected with Ebola." Another believes Ebola doesn't exist. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAGOS RESIDENT, EMMANUEL OGUDUBI, SAYING: "Okay fine, if they say the Ebola is real, I don't know, because me I am a typical African man, I don't believe, that's my own belief." World Health Organization has emphasized that the effort to stop the spread of the disease has been undermined by misperceptions of the threat. Ebola is spread by direct human-to-human contact with bodily fluids. It has no proven cure, and there is no vaccine to help prevent infection. Treatment focuses on alleviating symptoms, which include fever and vomiting.