US Military Help for Ebola Effort in Liberia Grows, Epidemic Slows

US Military Help for Ebola Effort in Liberia Grows, Epidemic Slows

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Two new U.S. Ebola treatment facilities are opening in Liberia this week. One is a 25-bed field hospital near Monrovia’s airport, specifically to treat local health care workers who get infected. The other is a 100-bed Ebola treatment unit north of Monrovia.

Five more facilities are under construction, and work will begin on 12 more if health organizations provide personnel to run them.

Meanwhile, there were signs in October that the Ebola epidemic may be weakening in Liberia. 

(READ the news from NPR)

Photo: US Army in Africa, Nov 4, 2014

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