Google celebrates Ebola hero, Stella Adadevoh

Google celebrates Ebola hero, Stella Adadevoh
  • PublishedOctober 27, 2018

Google marked the birthday of Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, the Ebola hero with a Google Doodle today- a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s home pages that commemorates holidays, events, achievements, and people.

Dr Adadevoh is remembered for sacrificing her health which ended taking her life by preventing wider spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria through Liberian carrier, Patrick Sawyer.

She ensured Sawyer was placed in quarantine despite pressures from the Liberian government. She was confirmed dead on August 19, 2014, after she single-handedly stopped late Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American diplomat who brought the Ebola Virus into Nigeria, from escaping from the hospital and further spreading the disease.

On 4 August 2014, it was confirmed that she had tested positive for the virus and she passed away on 19th August 2014. She was posthumously honoured by federal government for playing a key role in curbing the spread of the virus in Nigeria.

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