Monday, September 29, 2014

U.S. Troops Prepare To Assist In The Battle Against The Ebola Epidemic

U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa -- WSJ

Rare Military Effort Comes as Concerns Mount Over Epidemic's Expansion

The American military effort against history's deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn't fast enough to check a virus that is spreading at a terrifying clip.

On Saturday, a handful of troops from the Navy's 133rd Mobile Construction Battalion led a bulldozer through thigh-high grass outside Liberia's main airport, bottles of hand sanitizer dangling from their belt loops.

They had been digging a parking lot in the East African nation of Djibouti this month when they received a call to build the first of a dozen or more tent hospitals the U.S intends to construct in this region. The soldiers started by giving the land a downward slope for water runoff—"to keep out any unwanted reptiles," said Petty Officer Second Class Justin Holsinger.

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More News On The U.S. Preparing To Assist In The Battle Against The Ebola Epidemic

US Troops Take First Steps to Help Liberia Combat Ebola -- VOA
US military battles to halt spread of Ebola virus in West Africa -- FOX News
Ebola: US Military Struggles To Keep Pace With Racing Virus -- IBTimes
US troops in Liberia struggle to catch up to Ebola outbreak -- Rick Moran, American Thinker

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