The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province has claimed more lives.

Yesterday the country’s health ministry announced a new death in the city of Mabalako.

At least 37 people have died so far in this latest outbreak, the 10th for the country.

On Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed that the latest cases in Congo’s North Kivu province are part of the Zaire strain of the virus and that there is no link to a separate outbreak, which occurred in the western equator province that has since been declared over.

According to WHO, this outbreak, which is in an active conflict zone, will be more complicated to contain than any that came before.