Ministry Of Health Amazed As Baby Survives Ebola
It was a wonder in the DR Congo recently as a baby named Benedicte has survived the break out of the deadly disease, Ebola.
The six-week-old infant has been dubbed “a miracle’’ by Congo’s Ministry of Health for surviving Ebola which she caught as a newborn.
“The little girl is called Benedicte and she was born on Oct. 31, so she’s about one and a half months old,’’ Jessica Ilunga, a spokesperson for the ministry told dpa on Friday.
Sadly, Benedicte’s mother died during childbirth while also infected with Ebola which has so far killed more than 300 people in eastern Congo.
Benedicte received 24-hour care throughout her period of admission in the hospital and is the youngest person to recover from the virus in this outbreak, the ministry said.
She is now home with her father and aunt.