A medical Doctor, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who saved the country from potential epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, yesterday, fell to the vise-grip of the disease which she contracted while attending to the index (first) Ebola case, the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer. Dr. Adadevoh was infected when she forcefully restricted Mr. Sawyer to his bed after he tried to remove the drip administered on him. Observers said, yesterday, that her action probably saved many Nigerian lives because, if Sawyer had succeeded in forcing himself out of the hospital, it would have been difficult to trace those who had contact with him.
Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu announced the death, yesterday evening, of Dr Adadevoh. ‘With this unfortunate development the total number of Ebola Virus related deaths in Nigeria, now stands at five. The other two patients currently under treatment in the isolation wards are stable and are being taken care of. News of her death coincided with confirmation that the last three patients in the isolation centre may be discharged this week.