'Young miracle': Baby recovers from Ebola in DR Congo outbreak

The infant was discharged from the treatment centre in Beni on Wednesday, according to DR Congo's health ministry.

    In this file photo from May, health workers in Congo prepare to administer Ebola vaccines [File: Sam Mednick/AP Photo]
    In this file photo from May, health workers in Congo prepare to administer Ebola vaccines [File: Sam Mednick/AP Photo]

    They call her the "young miracle". A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak.

    The ministry has tweeted a photo of the infant, swaddled and with tiny mouth open in yawn or squall, surrounded by caregivers who watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks.

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

    The infant was discharged from the treatment centre in Beni on Wednesday. The ministry says that "she went home in the arms of her father and her aunt."

    Experts have reported worryingly high numbers of children with Ebola in this outbreak.

    SOURCE: AP news agency