Military 1,400 US troops to Liberia: building hospitals, not treating Ebola patients

After announcement of first Ebola case in US, Pentagon aims to tamp down fears that US troops are at risk in Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in Africa. US troops are getting trained on 'personal protective equipment.'

By , Staff writer

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The Pentagon announced this week that it will be sending some 1,400 US troops to Liberia to support “the US government’s overall response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.”