U.S. and Britain to build Ebola care facilities in Liberia and Sierra Leone capitals

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The U.S. and Britain are sending troops to set up Ebola hospitals for public health workers in West Africa, in a bid to reassure health workers who may be reluctant to join the fight against the Ebola outbreak for fear of contracting the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed more than 2,000 people in the region since the its outbreak in March.

The Pentagon on Monday announced plans to set up a 25-bed field hospital for health workers in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. The Liberian government will operate the facility after the hospital is established.

“If we don’t make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa but other parts of the world, there’s the prospect then that the virus mutates, it becomes more easily transmittable,” President Barack Obama said in an interview with NBC News. “And then it could be a serious danger to the United States.”

The British Department for International Development said Monday that British military engineers and medical personnel will build and run a 62-bed hospital near Freetown, Sierra Leone, where 50 beds will be dedicated to treat Ebola victims and 12 beds will be used to care for affected health workers.

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Gaming Viking says:

hopefully when they get this up they will close borders and deal with them there

KingCamembert says:

DON'T BRING IT TO THE UK.

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