Ebola Virus Disease Survivor shares her story and experience with EVD

Ebola Virus Disease Survivor shares her story and experience with EVD

 

Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer.

Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer.

Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s Index case. below is her inspirational story, Please read till the end

On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently arrived from Liberia, the doctor asked if he had been in contact with an Ebola patient in the last couple of weeks, and Mr. Sawyer denied any such contact. He also denied attending any funeral ceremony recently. Blood samples were taken for full blood count, malaria parasites, liver function test and other baseline investigations. He was admitted into a private room and started on antimalarial drugs and analgesics. That night, the full blood count result came back as normal and not indicative of infection.

The following day however, his condition worsened. He barely ate any of his meals. His liver function test result showed his liver enzymes were markedly elevated. We then took samples for HIV and hepatitis screening.
At about 5.00pm, he requested to see a doctor. I was the doctor on call that night so I went in to see him. He was lying in bed with his intravenous (I.V.) fluid bag removed from its metal stand and placed beside him. He complained that he had stooled about five times that evening and that he wanted to use the bathroom again. I picked up the I.V. bag from his bed and hung it back on the stand. I told him I would inform a nurse to come and disconnect the I.V. so he could conveniently go to the bathroom. I walked out of his room and went straight to the nurses’ station where I told the nurse on duty to disconnect his I.V. I then informed my Consultant, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh about the patient’s condition and she asked that he be placed on some medications.

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Innovative Technologies For Development Foundation launches ebola prevention initiative for West Africa

Innovative Technologies For Development Foundation launches ebola prevention initiative for West Africa

 27th August 2014 Lagos, Nigeria. – As the intensity and spread of The dreadful ebola virus keeps taking new turns everyday across West Africa, Innovative Technologies For Development Foundation an  has launched a blog towards powering the prevention and containment of the epidermic. While speaking during the soft testing of the web application, Oluseyi Oyedeji, a software engineer at CloudWare Technologies made it known that the blog is online and urged People to make good use of it to contain and prevent this deadly disease. In his words, he also mentioned that the blog will contain all you need to know about preventing ebola disease, the countries and cities being affected, and outbreak info. He also said that the initiative is in partnership with the CloudWare Technologies, supported by Competent Medical Doctors around the globe while researchers in and around the currently affected countries are working together to make the blog an effective tool  to fight against the dreadful ebola disease.

The blog which is currently located on ‘ blog.ebolaprevention.org ‘is only a stepping stone for the organisation to contribute its own quota towards the prevention of ebola disease in and outside west africa as it was gathered that the software company is currently working on an ebola prevention application which will be available to android, blackberry users and as an SMS Application. The mobile application which is an Initiative of Innovative Technologies for Development Foundation (IT4D)mail IT4D Application and Technology Developed by CloudWare Technologies has various features, one of the catchy part is where users are being alerted whenever they are moving towards areas where the disease exists and it gives users measures to help prevent this disease while those areas.

Engineer Akinmade Akintoye, The Chief Technology Officer at the company said the Mobile Application is to Help you as a person prevent Ebola Virus Disease and to altogether assist the containment of this outbreak using Technology. We have put so much effort into the development of the application, we believe that if people can have real-time information about their location in relation to their proximity to affected location, it will help to curtail the spread of the disease as WHO and CDC certified preventive measures will be available to the user when they are close to affected areas. It is also being gathered that as new measures are being devised to fight the ebola disease, they will be streamed live to the users of the EbolaPrevention mobile application.