The President of United States of America, Barrack Obama has said that the US military will provide aid to the Ebola epidemic prevalent in Africa. He argued that it represents a serious national security concern.
The move significantly ramps up the U.S. response and comes as the already strained military is likely to be called upon further to address militant threats in the Middle East. The decision to involve the military in providing equipment and other assistance for international health workers in Africa came after several requests from international medical organisations alerting the US about its serious health concerns.
The epidemic, which has killed at least 2,100 people in five African countries. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV