US ramps up Ebola efforts in Liberia

September 30, 2014 7:33 AM

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US ramps up Ebola efforts in Liberia

Monrovia - The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation halt the advance of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, the general in charge of the mission said on Monday.

Washington is sending 3 000 soldiers to the region to build treatment centres and train local medics. Around half will be based in Liberia, with the rest providing logistical support outside the country.

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