"What we're saying though is that urban Ebola is very different phenomenon to rural Ebola because we know that people in urban areas can have far more contacts so that means that urban Ebola can result in an exponential increase in cases in a way that rural Ebola struggles to do".
It's the Central African nation's ninth Ebola outbreak since 1976 when scientists first identified the deadly virus.
The city of about one million people is a transport hub on the Congo River, prompting fears that the virus could now spread further, threatening the capital Kinshasa and surrounding countries.
The global response to the current Congo outbreak has been substantial, and is expected to grow in size and urgency after the announcement of a confirmed urban case.
Last week, a top World Health Organization official warned that if the virus reached Mbandaka, the DRC could be confronted with yet another Ebola crisis.
Health officials said the newest case was worrying.
Health workers are sprayed with chlorine after leaving an isolation ward with suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Until now, the cases and deaths were reported from the rural Bikoro health zone, almost 150 kilometers from Mbandaka, allowing authorities to attempt ring-fencing vaccinations in the the affected areas.
Ebola epidemics in Africa 1976-2017
An infected person is estimated to have between 100-150 "contacts" with other people per day, a figure that may be higher in densely populated areas, Jasarevic added.
The latest Ebola case in the Democratic Republic of Congo comes amid an outbreak of violence that has spread rapidly in the country's restive Kasai region.
The agency said yesterday it was deploying around 30 experts to Mbandaka "to conduct surveillance in the city", including rapid efforts to trace all contacts of the new urban case.
West Africa experienced the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola over a two-year period beginning in March 2014; a total of 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11,310 deaths, according to the WHO.
It can also be introduced into the human population through contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals.
A concurrent but much smaller and unrelated Ebola outbreak took place in Congo in 2014 as well. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding.
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The logo of Israeli technology firm Mobileye is seen on the building hosting their headquarters in Jerusalem, May 15, 2018. Intel hopes to have self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021 in partnership with vehicle manufacturers.
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Winks has made 25 appearances this season however exclusively three because the flip of the 12 months, all within the FA Cup . The USA worldwide spent final season on mortgage within the Sky Wager Championship with Sheffield United and Ipswich.
Yeddyurappa leaves to meet the state governor to stake claim to form the government, in Bengaluru , India, May 16, 2018. India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leader and former Chief Minister of the southern state of Karnataka B.S.
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Kings Draw Second Pick in NBA Lottery
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Gardai Find Body In Search For Missing Ana
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Meeting with North Korea a step in the right direction
The White House said Wednesday morning it is not surprised North Korea is threating to call off next month's historic meeting. Bolton called the decision by North Korea to scrap meetings with South Korea "discouraging" and evidence of "old thinking".
It's A Boy! Alec And Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Baby #4
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Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run
Eight members of the PPD will participate in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run this month. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts.