Doctor, 28, who dreamed of practicing medicine is killed by Covid

A 28-year-old doctor with a lifelong dream of practicing medicine has died of coronavirus

Dr Adeline Fagan was starting her second year of residency in Houston as an OB-GYN specialist when she fell ill in July.

She experienced ‘flu-like symptoms’ that soon escalated in severity, according to a GoFundMe page created by her family.

‘That morning, she went into work feeling well and excited to see patients, but by the evening she began to feel under the weather,’ the page said. ‘What started as intense flu-like symptoms escalated within the week to a hospital stay.’

Dr Fagan, who had asthma and suffered semi-frequent bouts of pnemonia, experienced further complications despite being treated with several different respiratory therapies and even experimental drugs.

‘When there was no positive response to these methods of treatment Adeline decided to begin an experimental drug trial,’ the statement said. ‘However, before we could see if this new drug was effective, her lungs could no longer support her.’

She was hooked up to oxygen machines, but doctors said she did not respond well to the ventilator.

Before her sickness, Fagan was at the hospital delivering babies, while also doing a rotation in the emergency room treating Covid-19 victims.

She originally from Syracuse, New York, but her family said it is not clear when and where she was exposed to the virus.

As of Sunday afternoon, the CDC has reported 697 health care workers have died from Covid-19. As the pandemic rages on, almost 200,000 Americans have died of the virus, with more than 6.8million confirmed infected.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Source: Read Full Article