EBOLA SURVIVOR DELIVERS BABY AS FIRST CONSULTANT HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT REJOICE.

Ada Igonoh

Ada Igonoh

The management and staff of First Consultant Medical Centre (FCMC) were all in a joyful mood on Wednesday as an official of the hospital and an Ebola survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh, successfully gave birth to a baby girl in the United States.
 
Announcing the good news at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the Chief Medical Director of the FCMC, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri confirmed that the newly delivered baby girl weighing 9.1 pounds, a little above four kilogram, has also been certified  free of Ebola by doctors of Greater El-Monte Community Hospital in California, US.
 
The virus, according to experts, can stay in a victim’s semen or body system many months after contracting the disease.
 
Igonoh, who is the only female medical doctor to have survived the deadly disease after seven other officials in the hospital had primary contact with the index patient, Patrick Sawyer, gave birth to the baby girl around 12.05a.m local time and 3.05pm California time.

The management and staff of First Consultant Medical Centre (FCMC) were all in a joyful mood on Wednesday as an official of the hospital and an Ebola survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh, successfully gave birth to a baby girl in the United States.
 
Announcing the good news at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the Chief Medical Director of the FCMC, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri confirmed that the newly delivered baby girl weighing 9.1 pounds, a little above four kilogram, has also been certified  free of Ebola by doctors of Greater El-Monte Community Hospital in California, US.
 
The virus, according to experts, can stay in a victim’s semen or body system many months after contracting the disease.
 
Igonoh, who is the only female medical doctor to have survived the deadly disease after seven other officials in the hospital had primary contact with the index patient, Patrick Sawyer, gave birth to the baby girl around 12.05a.m local time and 3.05pm California time.

ORIGINAL POST APPEARED ON THIS DAY NEWSPAPER, BY MARTIN IFIJIE.

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