74 suspected cases are under investigation.
According to World Health Organization report, the latest outbreak in Congo, which began in August, has a case fatality rate of 57%.
Ebola virus disease, which causes an often-fatal type of hemorrhagic fever, is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Day by day, reports by health organisations note one new difficulty after another in this latest outbreak, even as their work sets milestones that have given new hope in the fight against one of the world's most notorious diseases.
According to United Nations health body, there have been struggles to contain the disease since the outbreak in August with armed conflict in the eastern city of Beni in North Kivu, hampering efforts to curb the disease.
Armed groups have kidnapped and killed people trying to treat the sick, and ongoing conflict has made locals suspicious of official health workers. Ebola cases have also been recorded in neighboring Ituri province.
Previously, the ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit was eligible for procurement to Ebola-affected countries, under the WHO Emergency Assessment.
He added: 'Since their arrival in the region, the response teams have faced threats, physical assaults, repeated destruction of their equipment, and kidnapping.
The outbreak has been plagued by security problems, with health workers attacked by rebels in districts where the virus has been spreading.
'No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are now experiencing, ' said Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the DRC's health minister.
The WHO confirmed that starting today, health workers planned to go door-to-door for four days in the town of Beni, delivering mosquito nets and anti-malarial drugs to 450,000 people.
It will form part of a multi-outbreak, multi-country study that was agreed to by partners last month under a World Health Organization initiative.
Ebola has killed 240 people and infected more than 400 since July in an outbreak that shows little sign of abating. "If want to see the end of this, we do need all critical actors on the ground".
'We must continue to pursue a very dynamic response that requires permanent readjustments and real ownership at the community level'. Steffen told reporters in a teleconference October 17.
"I've accepted the recommendation of the committee but this does not mean that we are not taking the outbreak seriously", WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told reporters.