5 People That Ebola Has Made Famous

Published 4 years ago by: addyou
at 11:29 PM, 8/09/2014 (4 years ago)

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The Ebola virus came into Nigeria in July 2014 and since then it has been a story of fear and faith for many Nigerians.
The disease has been contained in the country and many who were previously infected have recovered and been discharged.
However, long after this Ebola scourge is gone, there are some people that Nigerians will never forget.
Here are 5 people that Ebola has made famous:

Patrick Sawyer: The Liberian-American shot to infamy after he came into Nigeria despite knowing that he was infected with Ebola. Sawyer died in Lagos on July 25 but not before he had infected some of the people who came in contact with him, the bulk of them being health workers.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh: Dr. Adadevoh was one of the medical personnel, at the First Consultant Hospital in Obalende, who treated Patrick Sawyer when he was diagnosed of the disease. She is credited with keeping Sawyer within the hospital despite pressure to release him. Dr. Adadevoh died on August 19, 2014 and many Nigerians view her as a heroine for her brave actions.

Olu-Ibukun Koye: Koye, an ECOWAS diplomat, only recently shot to the limelight when it was discovered that he had made contact with Sawyer but fled quarantine and travelled to Port Harcourt where he was secretly treated by a doctor until he recovered and returned to Lagos. Koye is alive and well and has been given a clean bill of health but the doctor who treated him, died of the disease and infected others before his death. The Nigerian government is reportedly considering whether charges of Manslaughter can be leveled against the diplomat.

Dr. Iyke Sam Enemuo: Enemuo is the doctor who secretly treated infected diplomat, Koye in Port Harcourt. Enemuo died of Ebola on Friday, August 22, 2014 after infecting his wife, sister and a co-patient with the disease.

Dennis Akagha: Akagha was engaged to be married to Justina Ejelonu, a 25-year-old nurse who attended to Patrick Sawyer. Ejelonu infected Akagha but he was cured of the disease while she died with their unborn baby in her womb. Akagha has since spoken out about the stigma associated with life after Ebola after he was left without a job.

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