A man who tested negative for the Ebola virus has died.
The man, who had been in hospital since October, died at the Royal Hospital in Kinshasa.
He had been a specialist in cardiology and a paediatrician in the same hospital.
The death has been reported as a result of complications related to the Ebola crisis.
The hospital is located in Kigali, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo.
The head of the hospital’s Ebola department said the patient died on Saturday, the Kinsha Times reported.
He was the second patient to die from the Ebola epidemic in the region.
The virus has been spreading rapidly throughout the African country and it has forced some 200,000 people to flee their homes.
The outbreak in the Democratic Republic has killed more than 3,000 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
The WHO has warned that the virus is spreading rapidly in some areas, including in the capital, Kinshala.
There are fears the epidemic could spread further in Congo’s eastern region of Zaire.
The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss the epidemic and the risk of another outbreak.