Obama to send 3,000 troops to help fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

President Barack Obama will announce an allocation of military and medical resources to combat the deadly Ebola virus' spread in West Africa today, The New York Times reported. The plan will help Liberia construct some 17 treatment centers with more than 1,700 beds, as well as train 500 healthcare workers in how to deal with the disease. The American government will also provide 400,000 Ebola home health and treatment kits to Liberia, along with equipment for healthcare workers. Infectious disease experts praised the plan as a good first step, but said additional aid is needed in Sierra Leone, Guinea and other stricken nations. Article

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