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WHO and UN officials say the rate of cases has declined a bit recently.
The outbreak total has reached 305, with 189 deaths and 60 suspected cases.
Two of the latest confirmed cases involve a mother and her 2-week-old baby.
In other developments, Uganda will start vaccinating health workers in high-risk areas, and 2 global experts press for more high-level involvement, including US committment.
The Security Council passed a resolution to "ensure full, safe, immediate, and unhindered access" in outbreak areas.
In new developments, an attack in Butembo injured burial team members, and a rights group called for the International Criminal Court to expand its probe into Beni attacks as outbreak cases reach 165.
The declaration comes just 11 weeks after health officials sounded the alarm about the outbreak in early May.
The outbreak area covers 37 miles of rough, difficult-to-access terrain.
The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.
Although no new cases are reported, tests show Ebola antibodies in 2 relatives.
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