Nigerian Ebola Survivor, Ada Igonoh Welcomes Baby Girl In The US

An Ebola survivor and a resident staff of First Consultant Medical Centre, Dr. Ada Igonoh, gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday afternoon.

The hospital said the baby girl, weighing nine pounds one ounce, was given birth to at the Greater El-Monte Community Hospital in California, USA.

Certified Ebola-free

Dr. Igonoh is the only female medical doctor to have survived the deadly disease.

Since her conception, Dr. Ada has been placed under medical surveillance to ensure that her child is Ebola-Free.

The baby, upon birth, has been certified Ebola-free.

To mark the wonderful news, the staff and friends of First Consultants Medical Centre are jubilant in celebration, as they welcome a new lease of life to the institution and in memory of fallen colleagues and survivors of the deadly disease.

The Ebola Virus was first reported in Nigeria at the First Consultant Medical Centre in July 2114, after a Liberian lawyer, Patrick Sawyer, was confirmed to have contracted the virus. At least seven persons died as a result of the disease, including the Liberian.

The World Health Organization, in concert with the Centre for Disease Control, formally declared Nigeria Ebola-Free on October 20, 2014.

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