Ebola Surge: Obama to Pledge Millions to Keep Country Safe

September 16, 2014 4:02 AM

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Ebola Surge: Obama to Pledge Millions to Keep Country Safe

President Barack Obama will announce a major surge in U.S. aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa later Tuesday, with as many as 3,000 military personnel to be dispatched to help organize, train new health care workers and build treatment clinics.

The Defense Department will divert $500 million for the effort, which will include building 17 treatment centers with 100 beds apiece, dedicating 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment and distributing supplies such as disinfectant and hand sanitizer to help 400,000 families protect themselves...

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