Obama to announce troops, funds to fight Ebola

September 16, 2014 11:35 AM

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Obama to announce troops, funds to fight Ebola

(CNN) -- President Obama will turn his attention to Ebola on Tuesday, announcing new U.S. steps to combat the growing epidemic in West Africa.

With a U.S. general leading the effort from Liberia's capital of Monrovia, American military personnel in the region could increase by 3,000, administration officials say. Working through the Defense Department, the United States will plan and construct treatment centers that could house up to 1,700...

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