Ebola Liberia

The first detachment of the 3,000 U.S. troops President Obama is sending to West Africa to help with the Ebola crisis has started work in Liberia.

FOX News Radio's Paul Tilsley has more:

Troops from the Navy's 133rd Mobile Construction Battalion, have swapped their Gulfport, Mississippi base for the swampland just outside Monrovia's main airport in Liberia.

The Seabees, as they are known, who are used to supplying forward lines for U.S. Marines, are here fully engaged on humanitarian work, using bulldozers to clear land so they can build the first of many tent hospitals in this and the other badly affected West African countries.

The U.S. soldiers are wearing military uniforms, but clipped to their belt loops are small bottles of hand sanitizer, to help protect them from Ebola.

In Johannesburg, Paul Tilsley, FOX News Radio.

Ebola American

One patient exposed to the deadly Ebola virus is now on American soil and in the hands of the National Institutes of Health in suburban Washington.

FOX News Radio's Jill Nado has that story from Washington:

An American doctor working in Sierra Leone now undergoing observation for Ebola at NIH. The doctor hasn't been identified and there's no word if any symptoms have turned up. But NIH is the place where samples of ricin and small pox turned up unexpectedly in recent months. Can the Institutes be trusted with a potential Ebola case? Chief Dr. Anthony Fauci...

(Dr. Fauci) "The protocols that are followed and the technical capability of containing the infection are at the highest levels."

Fauci also says NIH is currently doing human trials of an Ebola vaccine. No time frame yet as to when it may be determined to be safe and effective.

In Washington, Jill Nado, FOX News Radio.

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