There is a ray of hope among the death and misery that is Congo’s Ebola crisis and her name is baby Benedicta.
The six-week-old infant has been dubbed “a miracle’’ by Congo’s Ministry of Health for surviving Ebola which she caught as a newborn.
“The little girl is called Benedicta and she was born on October 31, so she’s about one and a half months old,’’ Jessica Ilunga, a spokesperson for the ministry told dpa on Friday.
Sadly, Benedicta’s mother died during childbirth while also infected with Ebola which has so far killed more than 300 people in eastern Congo.
Benedicta received 24-hour care throughout her hospitalization and is the youngest person to recover from the virus in this outbreak, the ministry said.
She is now home with her father and aunt.