People around the globe are beginning to fear coronavirusset, which so far has killed more than 200 people worldwide. And misconceptions and wrong theories in social media has just led to even more fear.
According to Twitter, there have been over 11 million lookups on the coronavirusset - many of them with wrong facts or curious methods of healing.
the Rumors have made the work difficult for doctors and nurses in Asia. It says Kevin Hsueh, who work at the hospital Cardinal Tien in Taiwan's capital, Taipei.
People started to call the hospitals or the public authorities. They inundate them with questions and taking time from valuable human resources, he says to the AFP.
the Virus occurred in december in the central chinese city of Wuhan. So far, it has infected more than 10,000 people.
But the amount of misinformation has spread even faster.
In Sri Lanka was a story about that 11 million people, according to the China would die of the virus.
And in a story from Australia, it was highlighted that a number of ordinary food items and places in the city of Sydney is infectious.
The many false stories have been two big social media to take action.
Facebook removes the now untrue postings about the virus. And on Twitter are people in Denmark who are looking at the "corona virus", conducted on the national board of Health website.
if you Ask a medical doctor and ph.d. Ida Donkin, dealing with misinformation about health, the coronavirusset an obvious occasion to make false stories because that can be played on emotion and sensation.
She believes, it can have serious consequences, if people take the stories for good goods.
- the Risk is that people may think that they have done something active to protect themselves with these methods and therefore lowers their parades.
- It provides a risk that the disease could spread, and to be able to get a more intense process, because you do not get the right treatment at the right time, " says Ida Donkin.