Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh,
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Son of Nigeria doctor who spotted Ebola patient speaks of pride

The World Health Organisation is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday.

It has been six weeks since the last reported case of the virus.

With a population of more than 170 million, Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation.

There were fears that Ebola would take hold when a Liberian-American arrived with the disease in July.

However, partly due to the diligence of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, 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.

Will Ross reports from Lagos.

  • 20 Oct 2014
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