(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

The U.S. military is sending more troops to West Africa to help combat Ebola.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports:

100 Marines will join 350 troops already on the ground in West Africa who've been setting up treatment facilities and training healthcare workers as the U.S. races to contain and control the outbreak in hard-hit nations.

(President Obama) "We have unique capabilities that nobody else has."

Addressing concerns that the troops could catch Ebola, President Obama said:

(President Obama) "We are doing it in a way that ensures our men and women in uniform are safe."

Army units will deploy later this month for what could become a year long mission in West Africa.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.