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DRC's Ebola survivor births healthy baby girl – African Daily Voice

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – In the Democratic Republic of Congo, A woman who was infected with Ebola while giving birth to a healthy baby girl on sunday January 6 in the volatile region of Beni.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the woman recovered after receiving treatment for the deadly viral disease at a treatment center.

"You had to be careful, I had a good birth. I thank God for having a safe birth. Now I recovered, I do not have any diseases and the baby is born healthy. I am very grateful for the great work that the team is doing. The mothers should not be afraid of dying from serious diseases. Josephine Ekoli said.

Josephine Ekoli, 28, and her baby Sylvana are well.

Ekoli which is infected by the virus and admitted to the treatment center by the UN health agency in Beni in December 201


Doctors said 'this was something unheard of in the last Ebola epidemic' '.

"I knew that they were following some women who appeared to be survivors of Ebola, who were still carrying a healthy pregnancy. This was something close to unheard of in the last epidemic. Ebola, said doctor at WHO Ebola treatment center, Susan McLellan.

Last month, the WHO said Ebola has killed 356 of the 585 people

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