US troops in Liberia struggle to catch up to Ebola outbreak

Monday, September 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Rick Moran
AmericanThinker.com
September 29, 2014

The official tally is 6571 cases of Ebola with 3091 deaths – double what it was last month. But health officials say that it is likely those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s simply no counting cases in the remote villages and hamlets not reached yet by international aid workers.

Into this growing crisis is stepping the US military. And so far, according to the Wall Street Journal, they’ve gotten off to a slow start.

Now, some help has arrived, partly in the form of a rare—if not unprecedented—U.S. effort. They will level swampy grassland, unload supplies and build tents, then train thousands of nurses from Sierra Leone and Liberia to treat Ebola.

The epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone will likely worsen until 70% of Ebola patients can find room in a treatment center or other setting where they can’t transmit the disease to others, the CDC said. Currently, just 18% do so, it said.

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