The World Health Organization has said the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is succeeding.
The global health body however wants to be cautiously optimistic about the progress achieved so far, according to its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
He told Reuters on Friday that the outbreak is “stabilising. We’re optimistic, cautiously optimistic”.
People with direct contact with Ebola patients in parts of DR Congo especially in the city of Mbandaka have been vaccinated.
The vaccination exercise is to help prevent further spread of the virus which has claimed 25 lives so far.
According to the health ministry the vaccination covered relatives and persons who contacted patients in church or on public transport.
Latest figures show that the vaccine, by Merck was administered to 1,112 people, including 567 in the northwestern city.