The World Health Organization and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health said an Ebola outbreak has killed 31 people in the country.
The outbreak was identified in early August near the town of Boende, some 800 kilometers from the capital, Kinshasa.
According to official sources, the area of the outbreak has been under quarantine and more than 50 people infected with the deadly virus are receiving treatment, while almost 200 remain under observation.
From the Kinshasa Ministry of Health they emphasize that the outbreak in the DRC is not related to the epidemic that is emerging in several West African countries, such as Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and which has already caused more than 1,500 deaths.
DR Congo was where Ebola was first identified in 1976.