National Drug Authority (NDA) informs the public that information circulating on social media regarding paracetamolP/500 having a virus Machupo is false and incorrect.
The Machupo virus is spread primarily via spray transmission of dust particles from the faeces and urine of infected rodents.
The said viruses like many others cannot survive the paracetamol tablets manufacturing process.
Protecting the human and animal population from poor quality, unsafe and ineffective drugs is a collective responsibility.
The NDA therefore urges the public to always buy drugs from licensed pharmacies or drug shops, seek advice from qualified health workers, and be vigilant against unscrupulous operators.