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'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

December 15, 2018 5:20 am
Miracle six-day-old baby survives Ebola [Source: BBC]

A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed.

Baby Benedicte’s mother was infected with Ebola and died during childbirth.

Benedicte showed symptoms only days later and it has taken five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep her alive.

Her dad and aunt took her home on Wednesday.

“Her father, Thomas, was very emotional… she is his first baby,” a health ministry spokeswoman told the BBC.

Ebola is a deadly infection that causes severe fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and internal and external bleeding.