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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Obama promises help as African nations battle Ebola

President Obama has promised the US will do everything it can to help the West African nations where people have been struck down with the Ebola Virus.

More than 900 people have died after contracting the disease and the World Health Organisation the time may have come to try emergency experimental treatments.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.

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