The World Health Organization has officially declared Nigeria to be Ebola free. WHO’s Country Representative for Nigeria Dr. Rui Dama Gaz made the declaration moments ago at the Shehu Musa Yarad’ua Center in Lagos.
It has been six weeks since the last reported case of the virus. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with a population of more than 170 million and is Africa’s largest economy.
There were strong fears that Ebola would take hold when a Liberian-American arrived with the disease in July in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial nerve center, Lagos.
However, due to the diligence of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh of Lagos based First Consultants Medical Center, who identified Patrick Sawyer as having the virus and stopped him from spreading it, Ebola has been officially defeated.
Dr Adadevoh later died from the virus alongside other medical staff who refused to let Mr Sawyer leave the hospital. May her soul rest in peace.