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"A new wonder:" Baby is recovering from the outbreak of the Congo disease in Ebola

They call it the "new miracle". A child admitted to the Ebola treatment center only six days after giving birth is now recovering from the virus.

The Congolese Ministry of Health calls for the youngest survivors of babies in this world, which is currently the second worst Ebola outbreak in the world.

The ministry Thursday evening tweeted photographs of infants, sticks and a small open mouth zawn or squall, surrounded by caregivers who watched over them 24 hours a week.

The mother's mother, who had Ebola, died in childbirth, the ministry said.

On Wednesday Wednesday, a baby was taken out of Ben's treatment center. "She went home in her father's and her grandmother's hands," said the minister.

Experts in this outbreak reported an alarming number of children with Ebola, of which the Ministry of Health of the Congo says that there are now 515 cases, of which 467 were confirmed, including 255 confirmed deaths.

The little survivor is named Benedict. UNICEF shared her videos with an isolated treatment room that is included in the protective equipment of the health workers, or endowed with Ebola survivors, called "nouns", which can go without specific fishing gear such as masks. Survivors are decisive with a convincing presence, the health ministry said.

"This is my first child," says Father, Thomas. "I really do not want to lose her. She is my hope." He looks at his daughter through a clear protective film.

Children today account for more than one-third of all cases of this outbreak, UNICEF said earlier this week. One in ten cases of Ebola is in a child under the age of 5 years and children at risk of haemorrhagic fever have a higher risk of death than adults.

Although Ebola usually infects adults, as they are more likely to be subjected to a deadly virus, in some cases children are known to be ill when they act as carers.

Hundreds of children who are orphans

Historically, some cases have been reported with Ebola infants, but experts may be concerned with breastfeeding or in close contact with infected parents. Ebola usually spreads infected body fluids.

The World Health Organization has also indicated that health risk centers have been identified as the source of Ebola's transmission in this outbreak, and drug injections are a "major cause".

So far, more than 400 children have been left orphaned or unaccompanied in the outbreak of this disease, as patients can spend in hospitals during the week, UNICEF said. As indicated, the kindergarten has opened at one of the treatment centers Beni "to help younger children whose parents are isolated."

A health expert said that this outbreak of Ebola, the tenth year of Congo, is the same as nobody else, because they are confronted with the threat of attack by armed groups and the resentment of devastated people in a region that has never encountered an Ebola outbreak.

Tracking suspicious contacts of victims of Ebola is still a problem in areas controlled by rebels.

The latest WHO rating, issued on Thursday, simply calls for "unplanned" circumstances.

And now the Congolese president is being put on hold on December 23, when riots are already taking place.

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