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•Her name was Dr Ameyo Stella Shade Adadevoh

•She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in October 1956

•Her father and great-grandfathe­r, Babatunde Adadevoh and Herbert Macaulay, respective­ly, were both distinguis­hed scientists

•Dr Adadevoh graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine/bachelor of Surgery

•She correctly diagnosed a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, as Nigeria’s first case of Ebola in July 2014

•Despite the pressures, Dr Adadevoh was able to reduce the spread of the Ebola virus when she placed the patient in quarantine

•On August 4, 2014, it was confirmed that she had tested positive for Ebola virus and was being treated

•She died on August 19, 2014

•She married Afolabi Emmanuel Cardoso on April 26, 1986, and they had one son, Bankole Cardoso

•The Dr Ameyo Adadevoh Health Trust, a non-profit health organisati­on, was created in her honour

•The film, ‘93 Days’, is dedicated to Ameyo and tells the story of the treatment of Patrick Sawyer by Adadevoh and other medical staff at First Consultant Medical Centre

•On October 27, 2018, she was honoured with a Google Doodle posthumous­ly on her 62nd birthday

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