The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, said the provincial government.
More than 1,800 people have died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since Ebola broke out there in August last year.
Rwanda's health minister came out with a clarification after the country's foreign affairs state minister had said that the border with DRC was shut over increased fears that the Ebolo virus could spread across the border.
"I have been informed of another confirmed Ebola case at the Goma Ebola treatment centre," said Aruna Abedi, the chief Ebola coordinator in North Kivu, the worst-hit province since the outbreak began on August 1 last year.
In any country in the world, the resignation of the health minister days after the declaration of an international health emergency should not only be worrying but alarming.
Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 2,382 cases of Ebola, of which 1,606 were fatal, the Health Ministry says.
People in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have linked the response to the Ebola outbreak with political disenfranchisement making it harder for foreign organisations to contain the outbreak.
Of 2,239 recorded cases, 1,506 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry says.
Victim was the grandmother of a five-year-old boy who died on Tuesday after crossing into Uganda with his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood becomes the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak, while two more people in Uganda test positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Democratic Republic of Congo.
The overnight attack blamed on rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces group comes as the deadly Ebola outbreak in the east surpasses 2,000 cases.
A World Health Organization expert says the UN body expects continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in Congo with community mistrust being a major issue in some areas.
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