- Tag results for Ebola outbreak
The health ministry's General Directorate for Combatting Disease said 103 cases of Ebola had been recorded in the eastern DRC as of August 22, 76 of which had been confirmed by laboratory tests.
Ebola has long been considered incurable, though swift isolation and the rapid treatment of symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration has helped some patients to survive.
The quest for a vaccine grew increasingly urgent during an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people in the West African states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2013-15.
The current Ebola outbreak began on August 1 in Mangina in North Kivu.
The outbreak response is challenged by the presence of several armed groups in the densely populated region close to the Uganda border.
Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region with deep security problems which shares borders with Uganda and Rwand
Six samples taken from hospitalised patients arrived in Kinshasa for analysis by the National Institute of Biomedical Research, and four tested positive for Ebola virus.
Red Cross officials say nearly USD 6 million meant to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa went missing because of suspected fraud.