World Health Organization has announced Ebola outbreak in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.
The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic.
In a television address, Health Minister Oly Ilunga confirmed the outbreak while urging the population “not to panic”.
The country “has taken all necessary measures to responde quickly and efficiently to this new outbreak.”
The WHO noted that it was working closely with DR Congo authorities to help deploy health workers and protective equipment in the remote area, which is difficult for teams to access, in order to “rapidly control the outbreak.”