‘Machupo’ Virus in Paracetamol ?

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​Hoax only. Don’t panic. No ‘Machupo’ Virus in Paracetamol 500

A post doing the rounds on social media claims ‘Be careful not to take the paracetamol that comes written P/500. It is a new, very white and shiny paracetamol, doctors prove to contain ‘Machupo’ virus, considered one of the most dangerous viruses in the world. And with high mortality rate. Please share this message, for all people and family.


So, WHAT IS THE TRUTH?Bolivian hemorrhagic fever (BHF), also known as black typhus or Ordog Fever, is a hemorrhagic fever and zoonotic infectious disease originating in Bolivia after infection by Machupo virus. The post is fake as we found no authentic reports linking the virus to paracetamol.

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