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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Plane with Ebola-infected patient arrives in the U.S.

A plane carrying one of two U.S. aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in the United States, touching down in Atlanta, Georgia.

The plane was carrying Dr. Kent Brantly. The second American, missionary Nancy Writebol, is due to be transported on a later flight, as the plane is only equipped to carry one patient at a time.

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