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U.S. To Send Additional Workers To Ebola-Hit West Africa, Establish Evacuation System In Case Of Infection

News outlets report on U.S. plans to send additional workers to respond to Ebola in West Africa and establish an evacuation system in case they are infected, according to document released Wednesday.

Bloomberg News: U.S. Plans Worker ‘Surge’ to Aid Ebola Effort in Africa
“The U.S. is planning a ‘surge’ of federal workers into West African countries hit by Ebola, and has hired the air-ambulance company that evacuated two infected U.S. citizens in July to support them. About 1,400 U.S. government employees are in the region now, and more are on the way, the State Department said in a contract document released [Wednesday]…” (Wayne, 9/11).

The Hill: U.S. plans ‘surge’ of Ebola workers
“The U.S. government is preparing to send more health care workers to West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic as international aid workers leave the region due to exhaustion or illness. The State Department is also setting up a robust system for evacuating aid workers who become sick while working on the ground…” (Viebeck, 9/10).

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