Monday 18 August 2014

Nigeria Recorded First Ebola Survivor.

Ebola infected medical doctor; Ameyo Adadevoh has recovered from the attack with the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Adadevoh was declared Ebola-free and discharged from quarantine, becoming Nigeria’s first Ebola survivor.

Dr. Adadevoh was the doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola into the country, at First Consultant Hospital, and was subsequently infected with the virus, has recovered and was discharged from the Isolation centre in Lagos Saturday

Ameyo Adadevoh, a senior consultant, was the first Nigerian infected with the virus and had been receiving treatment at the Isolation centre.

The Director of Communication and Community Mobilisation for the Nigerian Emergency Operation Centre on Ebola Virus Disease, Adebayo Onajole, confirmed that Adadevoh had been discharged.

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, also confirmed the news a press conference on Saturday night.

The patient was discharged following series of laboratory investigations that declared him fit to go home.

Nigeria has recorded 10 cases of the disease out of which four people have died; six persons were quarantined while 169 others have been kept under surveillance.

The patient was among the six people receiving treatment at a Lagos treatment centre.

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu had on Thursday told journalists that some of the patients were already responding to treatment.

Nigeria was free of Ebola until July 20 when Mr. Sawyer arrived.

reference: elombah

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