Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says a worrying number of the newest Ebola cases amid Congo’s ongoing outbreak are in patients not usually known to catch the disease: babies.

In an update published this week, the U.N. health agency reported 36 new confirmed cases of Ebola, including seven in newborn babies and infants younger than 2 years old. Six cases were reported in children aged between 2 and 17 and one case was in a pregnant woman.

While Ebola typically infects adults, as they are most likely to be exposed to the lethal virus, children have been known in some instances to catch the disease when they act as caregivers.

Few cases of Ebola in babies have been reported, but experts suspect transmission might happen via breast milk or close contact with infected parents. Ebola is typically spread by infected bodily fluids. WHO noted that health centers have been identified as a source of Ebola transmission, with injections of medications “a notable cause.”

WHO called Congo’s current epidemic “complex and challenging.” Congo’s health ministry says there are 346 confirmed cases, including 175 deaths, in what has become the worst Ebola outbreak in the country’s recorded history.

The outbreak has been plagued by security problems, with health workers attacked by rebels in districts where the virus has been spreading. Earlier this month, Ebola containment operations were paused after seven U.N. peacekeepers and 12 Congolese soldiers were killed, but all activities have resumed.

The increasing number of cases in children and health workers — 39 health workers have been infected to date — suggests outbreak responders are having major problems stopping the virus in health clinics and convincing people to seek help when they develop symptoms. This is the first time this part of Congo has faced an Ebola outbreak.

WHO said the risk of the outbreak spreading to neighboring countries remains “very high” but it does not recommend travel restrictions. Uganda this month started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a heavily traveled border district near the outbreak.

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2 thoughts on “Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

  1. I believe it was all planned to depopulation!!!!! I never believe AIDS were started by the monkey. I firmly believe AIDS were created by the man, especially US Army did experimental in the Africa in the 70’s. I did a lot of researched about the AIDS. Impossible men got AIDS from monkey. Let me ask you this, long long long time ago there were thousand of gay men and intercourse with animals, how come no AIDS from 1st Century to late 1960’s or mid 70’s? The Club of Rome and US Army did the experimental to create AIDS in 1969, according to the report. Of course, the mainstream media never talked about it. An actor, Rock Hudson died in 1985. I knew something was fishy in 1985. I was a young high school student and of course I wasn’t very educated about the world during my high school years.

    No questions, the scientists were/are creating the virus and the Elite are behind the scene. I remember I was watching Conspiracy theories about 5 or years ago, former Wrestler and Minnesota Governor, I can’t remember his name, he and his teams were investigated about the government cover up and etc. He met with this woman, she was fear with her life and she begged to met with former Governor at secret place, she was telling him that it was government and elite are/were planning to depopulation. She fled the United States and she hiding somewhere to be safe. Pretty scary, don’t you think? By the way, this show was cancel. It was a good rating but why cancel. Hello? Government wanted this network to shut up.

    How in the world ebola started in Congo? why at Congo? Keep in mind, there are million of people at Congo and Africa. United Nations and Elite wanting depopulation. Remember United Nations Agenda 2030? Boom, right there!!!!!!

    • Thanks for your comment Jim!

      It’s pretty crazy isn’t it? That all of this may not only be true but all lines up with bible prophecy, with the Elite controlling the masses, with the leading to the formation of a One World Government.

      I remember when Rock Hudson died from AIDS. I also remember that television show with former Minnesota Governor Jessie Ventura. I liked to watch that show, and I looked forward to coming episodes, but you’re right, it didn’t seem to last that long.

      Jesus told us about the increase of pestilence in the end times, but He didn’t say how they would develop just that they would and they are. Satan is very clever and sly, he will use anyone, anything, and anyway to perform his evil schemes. And so many people are led to believe his lies, so many don’t see who is really behind his sinister plans, they just follow along like blind mice.

      God bless! Maranatha!

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