A health worker sprays a colleague with disinfectant during a training session for Congolese health workers to deal with the Ebola virus in Kinshasa on October 21, 2014.
The cases are likely linked to a policeman in the Bikoro health zone who presented symptoms of hemorrhagic fever and died in December, Muyembe said.
The pledge comes after the DRC government announced the latest outbreak this week, following tests that confirmed two cases of Ebola in the Bikoro area, near the north-west border.
Africa's most populous country is taking no chances and health minister Isaac Adewole told CNN that people traveling from the Central African country where 17 people are suspected to have died from the viral hemorrhagic fever, will undergo temperature screening at all borders of the country.
Wellcome is making an initial fund of up to £2 million available to support a rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Mr Ilunga said 17 deaths that drew the attention of health officials over the weekend to the region had not yet been confirmed as resulting from Ebola.
Another is a woman from Ikoko Impenge, the epicentre of the outbreak some 30km from Bikoro, he said.
The Ghana Health Service has issued a stern warning to the general public regarding the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"After contact, the nurses began showing signs".
"We have isolated the patients", Ngalebato said. A majority of the cases of Ebola have been recorded around the village of Ikoko Impenge.
Only two cases have been confirmed as Ebola, by a laboratory in the capital Kinshasa. The virus was first discovered there in 1976 (when the country was known as Zaire) and is named after the Ebola river.
Nigeria have already taken measures to stop the disease from entering the country through its border, by tightening security at several entry points.
In 2014, more than 11,000 people were killed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Congo's long experience of Ebola and its remote geography mean outbreaks are often localised and relatively easy to isolate. Similar measures helped it contain the virus during the West African epidemic that began in 2013.