US military to put up tent at Liberia Ebola clinic

2014-10-06 14:08
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Monrovia - Poor infrastructure, difficulties with equipment and torrential rains have slowed work for the US military's initial response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but it is now ready to start erecting the main tent for a field hospital in Liberia.

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Brown, who was at the site in the capital Monrovia, said work is supposed to begin on Monday afternoon on the main structure of the clinic that will treat health care workers infected with Ebola.

The US has also promised to build 17 other Ebola treatment centres.

The outbreak has taken the biggest toll in Liberia, where there aren't enough beds in isolation units.

 The US has pledged to build space for hundreds of patients, but some experts are worried about who will staff them.

Read more on:    us  |  liberia  |  ebola  |  health  |  west africa

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