Ebola Outbreak in Congo Infecting Newborns; UN Health Agency

WHO said that amid the Ebola outbreak in Conga, there were several reports of babies infected with the disease.

In another update, the U.N. Health Agency reported about 36 new confirmed cases of Ebola, including seven in newborn babies and infants less than 2 years old.

Ebola typically infects adults as they are most likely to be exposed to the lethal virus. However, there are known instances of children catching the disease when they act as caregivers.

Experts suspect transmission might happen via breast milk or close contact with infected parents, as it spreads by infected bodily fluids.

According to reports, WHO termed Congo’s epidemic as “complex and challenging.”


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