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US to dispatch 3,000 personnel to West Africa to combat Ebola

President Obama will announce a major surge in U.S. aid to combat Ebola in West Africa on Tuesday, with as many as 3,000 military personnel to be dispatched to train health workers and build treatment clinics.

According to senior administration officials,the Defense Department will divert $500 million to the effort, which will include building 17 new treatment centers with 100 beds apiece.

Photo: A burial team from the Liberian Ministry of Health unloads bodies of Ebola victims onto a funeral pyre at a cremation on August 22, 2014.

US to dispatch 3,000 personnel to West Africa to combat Ebola

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