Health officials have been worrying about the arrival of Ebola in the city for months. According to Ghebreyesus, Goma is home to a highly mobile population of more than 1 million people, which increases the risk of spreading the disease.
More than 5,000 health workers have been vaccinated against Ebola in the city, and health centers have been trained and equipped to improve infection prevention and control
Checks at border crossings have been stepped up, and the airport has become a 24th -Hours monitoring performed, added Ghebreyesus.
Ghebreyesus said there is no indication that the person affected by the disease is related to the first case.
The virus spreads between humans through direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person, including infected blood, feces or vomit, or through direct contact with contaminated objects such as needles and syringes.
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo According to the WHO, it is the second deadliest event in history, surpassed by just one human being in 2014 in West Africa.
CNN's Madison Park contributed to this report.