Google Celebrates Stella Adadevoh On Her 62nd Posthumous Birthday

On her 62nd Posthumous Birthday, late Nigerian medic Stella Adadevoh is being celebrated by the tech giant Google with a doodle.

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.

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.

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.

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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