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DR Congo Ebola: Officials hope country cleared in few months

Cases in DR Congo drop, but unstable security situation in Beni threatens containment of the disease.

Doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are hoping to declare the country Ebola-free in just a few months.

But efforts to stamp out the disease have been hampered by repeated rebel attacks, particularly in the eastern city of Beni which has been the epicentre of the outbreak in recent months.

More than 2,250 people have died of Ebola in the country’s east since the outbreak began in August 2018, according to the United Nations.

Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Beni.