This story was first published on August 2, 2011
Circulating message warns consumers not to drink any bottled water called “DEW” because it contains a poisonous chemical that has already killed 180 people in Nigeria. A new version claims that the water contains Ebola.
The claims in the warning message are false. Nigerian authorities have refuted the claims. There are no credible reports of deaths caused by a brand of bottled water called “DEW” in Nigeria or elsewhere. And the claim that people have died from bottled water contaminated with Ebola is utter nonsense. The warning contains false information and should not be forwarded.