JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a woman who had been infected with Ebola during pregnancy had a healthy baby girl on Sunday 6 January in the volatile region of Beni.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said the woman recovered after treatment for the deadly viral disease in a treatment center.
"You have to be careful, I had a good birth, I thank God for allowing a safe birth Now I have recovered, I have no diseases and the baby was born healthy I am very grateful for the great work that The team is doing the mothers should not be afraid of dying of serious illnesses and doing their job well in the hospital and the clinic, "said the 28-year-old ebola survivor, Josephine Ekoli.
Doctors in the center said that both Josephine Ekoli, 28, and her baby Sylvana are healthy.
Ekoli was infected by the virus and in December 2018 was admitted to the treatment center that was supported by the American health agency in Beni.
Doctors said: "This was something unheard of in the last Ebola epidemic & # 39; & # 39 ;.
"I knew they were following some women who were Ebola survivors and still had a healthy pregnancy, something that was almost unheard of at the last epidemic, which was really exciting to see how a woman gave birth to a child after it seemed that she survived Ebola, "said Dr. Oz at WHO Ebola treatment center, Susan McLellan.
Last month, the WHO said that ebola killed 356 of the 585 people who had been infected during the nearly six-month epidemic, and a fifth of the cases had occurred in the past three weeks.
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