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A man reportedly died after ingesting a substance used to clean fish tanks that contains chloroquine.

The Banner Health said in a statement that a man died after taking chloroquine for coronavirus.

The Banner Health said in a statement that a man died after taking chloroquine for coronavirus.On 23 March 2020, a man died and his wife is under critical care after they ingested chloroquine phosphate, a product commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks. Within thirty minutes of ingestion, the couple experienced immediate effects requiring admittance to a nearby Banner Health hospital.

Dr Daniel Brooks, Banner Poison and Drug Information Center medical director advised people against self-medicating using such techniques.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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