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The team demonstrates persistent Ebola virus replication in the eye, brain, and testes of animals.
Last week DR Congo declared an outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the eighth to date in a sprawling country five times the size of France.
The outbreak is reported in a remote and hard to reach area and appears to be geographically relatively limited, the WHO said.
Interferon beta-1a treatment was provided to Ebola-stricken patients and was inferred that viral blood clearance was faster in those patients treated with the drug with decline in clinical symptoms.
The treatment suppressed viral loads significantly and protected the animals from mortality.