Brave medical Doctor, 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.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, confirmed this to newsmen last night.
The doctor was the one who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria.
Dr Adedavoh had been in coma for nearly a week as a result of the virus.
The woman was said to be a great grand-daughter of Herbert Macaulay and the lead consultant at the First Consultant Hospital, Lagos.
As of the time of filing this report, the Ministry of Health, both at the federal and Lagos State levels, were yet to release official comment on the incident.
Meanwhile, before her eventual demise, there was a mass campaign on the internet, via change.org, calling on the United States (US) government to release the experimental drug, Zmapp, to save her life.
The petition, as of Tuesday, had been signed by 3,000 people.