“Respondents identified 444 contacts and continue to monitor their health,” the report says.
The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was the daughter-in-law of the first victim.
The WHO said the first patient began experiencing symptoms on April 5 and sought medical attention at a local health facility before being admitted to an Ebola treatment center for intensive care on April 21. He died later that day, the organization confirmed.
However, people who were vaccinated two years ago when the virus broke out in the DRC will be revaccinated, Moeti added.
The DRC has huge stockpiles of Ebola vaccine, the WHO assured, adding that the country’s health authorities have more experience in containing the disease than anywhere else in the world.
The WHO said investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the current outbreak.
Previous outbreaks in Equatoria were in 2020 with 130 cases and in 2018 with 54 cases, according to the WHO.