The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Central Visayas announces: seafood are safe to eat.
BFAR said in the recent Association of Government Information Officers-Philippine Information Agency (AGIO-PIA) that for the past week, waters from two hospitals were heated due to waste surfaced in Mactan Channel waters.
Rumors started spreading through saying that if people eat seafood that get contaminated by the hospital waste might cause them HIV and other diseases.
“We don’t have to worry about our fishes because they’re consuming plankton,” Ms. Alma Saavedra, Information of BFAR-7 stated.
Eating fish is impossible to have HIV is what DR. Van Philip Baton of the Department of Health (DOH) repeatedly said. HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus can be transmitted through contraction of unprotected sex, unsterile syringes, contaminated blood and organ transfusion.
BFAR-7 said to stop spreading fake news concerning the issue addressed not to scare people but also affects the livelihood of fishermen and vendors.