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Ebola survivor in Congo gives birth to healthy baby girl

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By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:22

Ebola survivor in Congo gives birth to healthy baby girl

A woman who was infected with Ebola while pregnant and recovered after treatment gave birth to a healthy baby girl at an Ebola treatment centre in the north eastern city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Doctors at the centre said both Josephine Ekoli, 28, and her baby Sylvana are well. Ekoli was infected by the virus and admitted to the treatment centre supported by the U.N. health agency in Beni in December 2018. Historically, there have been very low survival rates for pregnant women infected with Ebola and for their babies who are born with the virus and almost always die, according to WHO, which said that as far as they know Sylvana is the first baby to be born Ebola-free to a mother who was previously infected.Ebola has killed 356 of the 585 people infected during the almost six-month outbreak, and one-fifth of the cases have occurred within the past three weeks, WHO said in December.

The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases were confirmed.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:22
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