Sickness is occurring in the Bikoro health zone, 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) from Mbandaka, the capital of Equator province.
Congo notified the World Health Organization of the outbreak on May 8, and there have been about 32 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of the deadly disease since April 4, including 18 deaths, according to WHO's deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response.
Global health organizations are on heightened alert regarding the current Ebola outbreak in Bikoro, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Without preventive measures, the virus can spread quickly between people through blood, other bodily fluids, and surfaces that have been infected.
Cases have already been reported in three separate locations around Bikoro, and Mr Salama warned there was a clear risk the disease could spread to more densely populated areas.
On Tuesday, Ilunga requested support to strengthen the response to this outbreak.
"I think we will need three months to control [this new] outbreak".
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The government has moved to assure that no case of Ebola has been reported in the country despite a recent outbreak of the unsafe virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. IFRC's Head of Health for Africa has deployed to Kinshasa while experts in logistics, water, sanitation and hygiene are headed to Equateur province.
While it is feared that the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo which had claimed 17 lives by Thursday, the Government has assured travelers and citizens that the country is safe and that all measures are being looked at to contain possible virus spread. The cases were unrelated to the epidemic in West Africa that year in which more than 11,000 people died.
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The risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United Kingdom remains negligible, it added.
Nigeria is screening passengers at borders for Ebola.
"I think with this rapid response we will be able to contain it", World Health Organization emergencies director for Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "The reservoir [animal] is in DRC, Gabon and the Republic of [the] Congo", he says.
The top doc warned however this was not a "magic bullet" and said they are preparing for the "worse case scenario".