Wow: Google Honours Stella Adadevoh Who Stopped The Spread Of Ebola In Nigeria 4 Years Ago

Google has celebrated Dr. Stella Adedavoh, the woman who bravely stopped the wide spread of the deadly Ebola disease in 2014. Wow: Google Honours Stella Adadevoh Who Stopped The Spread Of Ebola In Nigeria 4 Years Ago

The late Nigerian medic, Stella Adadevoh is being celebrated by tech giant Google with a doodle on her 62nd posthumous birthday,

Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.
“Today our #Googledoodle celebrates the life of Stella Adadevoh, the Nigerian doctor, who helped stop the spread of Ebola in the country during the 2014 outbreak,” Google said in a statement.

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Adadevoh, a consultant physician and endocrinologist, died after contracting the deadly Ebola virus while treating a Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, and other victims of the disease in Nigeria.

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Adadevoh became a national hero after diagnosing and containing Nigeria’s first-ever Ebola patient in July 2014, although she has never seen an Ebola patient before.Wow: Google Honours Stella Adadevoh Who Stopped The Spread Of Ebola In Nigeria 4 Years Ago
When threatened by Liberian officials who wanted the patient to be discharged to attend a conference, she resisted the pressure and said, “for the greater public good” she would not release him.

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Since Nigeria’s health system was not prepared for an outbreak at the time, she contracted Ebola and died alongside 3 of her colleagues. Her heroic efforts prevented a major outbreak in the most populous African country and served as the catalyst for successful government action to contain the spread of what would have been a major outbreak in a country of more than 190 million people.

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As a result of her keen perception, courage, and steadfastness, all 20 Ebola cases in Nigeria were traced to a single path of transmission originating with the first (index) patient who took a flight from Monrovia, Liberia to Lagos.

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