WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus. Picture: World Heart Foundation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it would fight the resurgence of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) like it fought the previous epidemics.

The Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this as the government of DRC announced on Wednesday that preliminary laboratory results indicated a new cluster of cases of the deadly virus in North Kivu Province.

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The announcement was issued just eight days after the Ministry of Health declared the official end of an Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, some 2,500 kilometres from North Kivu.

Tedros said: “Ebola is a constant threat in the DRC; what adds to our confidence in the country’s ability to respond is the transparency they have displayed once again.

“Working closely with the Ministry of Health and partners, we will fight this one as we did the last.’’