Infectious disease specialist dies after 4-month COVID fight

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A prominent Kentucky infectious disease specialist has died after a nearly four-month battle against COVID-19.

Dr. Rebecca Shadowen tested positive for the virus May 13. Med Center Health in Bowling Green says Shadowen died Friday.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday urged people to follow her advice and “wear a mask in her honor.”

Connie Smith, president and CEO of Med Center Health, says Shadowen will be remembered as a nationally recognized expert who provided the best patient care.

Before contracting the virus, Shadowen led Med Center Health’s work in National Institute of Health trials of patients’ treatment for the virus.

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