US To Send 3,000 Troops To AfricaTo Fight… Ebola Crisis – 17 September 2014

RT logoOut of 5,000 people infected by Ebola in West Africa, 2,500 have died of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. To combat the situation, the US announced it would send thousands of military personnel to the region.

In a short speech given at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), President Barack Obama announced what he called “the largest international response in the history of the CDC.” The president said that although the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is “extremely low,” the epidemic is “spiraling out of control” in West Africa and requires a strong response.

“If outbreak doesn’t stop now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people being infected,” Obama said.
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