18 May 2009

CNMI Health Department warns of fake cure for H1N1 virus

7:52 am on 18 May 2009

The Department of Public Health in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas has issued a warning about the spread of fake products that claim to cure H1N1 flu.

The Department says consumers should be wary of Internet, e-mail, and other ads promoting products that prevent, cure, treat, or diagnose the H1N1 flu.

It said products that carry these fraudulent claims might be promoted as dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, or diagnostic tests.

The CNMI is still on pandemic alert level Phase 5, as declared by the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At present, there are no confirmed H1N1 flu cases reported in the CNMI and Guam.