They call it in the "young miracle". A baby who was admitted to the Ebola treatment center just six days after his birth is now being recovered from the virus.
Congo's health ministry calls on the baby the youngest surviving in what is now the cause of Ebola's second-dead.
The ministry at the end of Thursday shaped a photo of babies, swaddled and a small mouth open in a yawn or squall, surrounded by carers watching over her 24 hours a day for weeks.
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The baby's mother, who had Ebola, died when he was born, said the ministry.
The baby was released from the treatment center at Beni on Wednesday. "He went home in his father's arms and aunt," said the ministry.
Experts have identified a large number of children suffering from Ebola in this case, and Congo's health ministry says it has 515 cases, and 467 of them have been confirmed, including 255 deaths having & # 39 ; u confirm.
The only survivor is named Benedicte. In a UNICEF-shared video movie, it can be seen in an isolated treatment area, accumulated in the arms of health workers in protective or hidden equipment by survivors of Ebola, known as "celebrities" that can go without equipment specific masks. Those who survive are vital with their calm presence, says the health ministry.
"This is my first child," said her father, Thomas. "I really do not want to miss her. It's my hope." She looks at her daughter through clear protective plastic.
Children now account for more than a third of all cases in this case, UNICEF said earlier this week. One in 10 Ebola cases in a child under 5 years old, he said, and children who fall out of hemorrhagic fever are at greater risk of death than adults.
Although Ebola is usually infecting adults, as they are most likely to be exposed to the dead virus, children are known in some cases to hold the disease when they act as carers.
Hundreds of orphans
Historically, a few cases of Ebola in babies have been reported, but experts may suspect that transcription occurs through breast milk or close contact with infected parents. Ebola is usually spread by infected physical fluids.
The World Health Organization has also indicated that health centers have been identified as a source of Ebola transfer in this case, with "medicinal injections" and "notable case".
To date, more than 400 children have been left or have not been escorted in this case as patients can spend weeks at treatment centers, UNICEF said. A nursery school has opened next to Benin's treatment center "to help the youngest children whose isolated parents" there, he says.
A health expert has said that this case of Ebola, the 10th in Congo, is like nothing else because they face the threat of assault by armed groups and resistance by a terrible population in a region that has never been faced with a cause Ebola or before.
Tracking suspicious contacts of Ebola victims remains a challenge in areas that are dominated by rebels.
The latest WHO assessment, released on Thursday, calls the "unexpected" circumstances.
And now, Congo intends to hold a presidential election on December 23, with disturbance already in breach.