US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola-hit West Africa

US President Barack Obama is set to commit 3,000 military troops to go to West Africa as part of a major new effort to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

The initiative is expected to see 17 new treatment facilities built in the region and a command centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

The World Health Organisation announced that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has now risen to at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases.

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Staff 'concerned at lack of training on Ebola symptoms'

Border staff remain confused as to what they are meant to do if they suspect someone has Ebola, a union leader has said.

Public Health England has warned staff to be aware of the virus, but the general secretary of the Immigration Service Union said staff have not received any training or guidance on the issue.

"It appears Public Health England believe they have had some form of training in how to recognise symptoms of Ebola at the border and that simply isn't the case," Lucy Moreton told ITV News' Damon Green.

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