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U.S. To Increase Response To Ebola, Send Troops To Liberia05:43

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President Obama is meeting with infectious disease experts today from the Centers of Disease Control and is expected to announce plans to expand U.S. efforts to combat the spread of Ebola in Africa.

The U.S. will send some 3,000 U.S. troops to conduct the military and medical response, including the construction of 17 Ebola treatment centers in the Liberia.

NPR science reporter Nell Greenfieldboyce is following the story. She tells Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson about the plan and why the administration is focusing solely on Liberia.


This segment aired on September 16, 2014.

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