The World Health Organization (WHO) says the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo began with the death of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina Hospital - about 30km (17 miles) from the city of Beni.

The head of the WHO's emergency response, Peter Salama, says seven members of her immediate family also died.

The UN health agency says there are also several cases in neighbouring Ituri province.

This outbreak comes just days after another outbreak - that killed 33 people in north-western DR Congo - was declared over.