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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US sending 50 experts to Africa to combat Ebola

The United States sending 50 disease experts to West Africa over the next 30 days in a bid to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The country has also issued a travel warning for three of the countries hit by the outbreak, The Associated Press reported.

Non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was discouraged by the CDC.

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