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Pulse Roundup 2014 10 Biggest Ebola moments in Nigeria

Nigeria had its fair share of the crisis after recording 21 cases of the disease and 9 deaths before being declared Ebola-free.

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Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh died of Ebola on August 19, 2014 after keeping infected Liberian-American , Patrick Sawyer from leaving the First Consultant Medical Center, where she worked. play

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh died of Ebola on August 19, 2014 after keeping infected Liberian-American , Patrick Sawyer from leaving the First Consultant Medical Center, where she worked.

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Sawyer brought the Ebola virus to Nigeria play

Sawyer brought the Ebola virus to Nigeria

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The current Ebola outbreak, which is the worst ever recorded, was one of the biggest challenges of 2014.

Nigeria had its fair share of the crisis after recording 21 cases of the disease and 9 deaths before being declared Ebola-free.

Here are the 10 biggest Ebola moments in Nigeria this year:

  1. Patrick Sawyer arrival: Ebola was brought into Lagos, Nigeria by infected Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer who arrived in the country on board an Asky Airlines flight in July.

  2. Patrick Sawyer death: Patrick Sawyer died on July 25 of Ebola after being quarantined at the First Consultant Medical Center in Obalende. His death from the deadly disease caused widespread panic across the country.

  3. Adadevoh diagnosis: Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was one of the doctors who attended to Sawyer and she is credited with diagnosing him and keeping him confined within the hospital despite pressure to release him. Unfortunately, he infected her with the disease before he died.

  4. Adadevoh death: Dr Adadevoh lost her life to Ebola on August 19 and she has since been hailed as a heroine who saved the greater Nigerian population from a catastrophic epidemic.

  5. Justina Ejelonu diagnosis: Justina Ejelonu was a young nurse who had just begun work at the hospital when Sawyer arrived and she had announced via social media that she was grateful not to have come in contact with the infected Liberian. Unfortunately, she tested positive to the disease.

  6. Justina Ejelonu death: 25-year-old Justina Ejelonu died of Ebola, along with her unborn child, on August 14.

  7. Enemuo death: Just when Nigerians had heaved a sigh of relief that the worst of the outbreak, which had been restricted to Lagos, was over, it was discovered that a doctor in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Iyke Enemuo had admitted and treated an infected ECOWAS official secretly but had also contracted the disease and died.

  8. Runaway ECOWAS official identified: The ECOWAS official who had been treated by Enemuo was identified as Olu-Ibukun Koye. Koye returned to Lagos after being treated for the disease and only confessed after the doctor died.

  9. Last patient released: On September 11, 2014, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu announced that there were no longer nay confirmed cases of Ebola in the country as the last patient had been released.

  10. Ebola-free Nigeria: Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 20, 2014.

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