One of the producers of controversial Ebola Virus remedy called Nano Silver refuted the statements that the product is not safe for use on infected patients. This contradicts the position of the Federal Government and of the National Health Research Ethics Committee.
According to the latest interview by the Managing Director of US-based company Natural Solutions Foundation, Dr. Rima Laibow, Nano Silver has been deployed by her team of scientists during treatment of Ebola patients in Africa before the current epidemic outbreak.
“It is said that there is no cure or treatment against Ebola, and that is not true. In fact there is a well known, well characterised nutrient against the disease and that is Nano silver,” she said.
Dr. Laibow listed some of its benefits: the drug is non-toxic, does not require refrigeration. It is cost effective, self-sterilising and would suit for everyone, including aged patients, pregnant mothers and even new-born babies.
“Nano Silver leaves the beneficial bacteria and the healthy cells of the patient unaffected but it does kill every pathogen against which it has been tested worldwide without exception. There is no other effective solution against Ebola apart from this,” the doctor stated.
Dr. Laibow explained that the drug had not got global recognition yet because each drug had to go through different stages of trial before it could have been brought forward.
She expressed readiness to assist any affected country in management of Ebola virus, using the experimental drug.
The doctor reminded that silver has been used as an antimicrobial agent for thousands of years.
“Silverware, according to researchers, were used for food preservation in the past, had been proven to have anti-microbial activities that can reduce food and drink-borne diseases,” Dr. Laibow concluded.
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However, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, previously stated that the drug was rejected by the committee because it had failed to meet the safety and ethical requirements.
The Federal Government expected that another drug from the American continent, ZMapp, would be supplied. Unfortunately, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, disappointed Nigerians by refusing to disclose any exact dates for delivery of the US-made experimental drug.