Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh one of the doctors who treated late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought in Ebola virus to Nigeria has died this afternoon at Mainland hospital, Yaba, where she has been isolated. Dr Ameyo is survived by a son and her husband, Mr Ameyo.
Dr Ameyo has been serving mankind for 3 decades before unfortunately meeting Patrick Sawyer last month, who infected her with the virus.
The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, later confirmed the death but avoided mentioning her name. His Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, released a statement on his behalf, saying the death of “one of the primary contacts of the index Ebola Virus Disease case, the most senior doctor who participated in the management of the patient, a female consultant physician,” occurred this evening.
The statement added: “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.”
May her soul rest in peace.
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