Fort Bragg to send troops to help contain Ebola virus

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Fort Bragg officials said Friday that about 120 soldiers from the post will deploy to Africa to help the Department of Defense effort to contain the Ebola virus, according to WRAL.

The announcement comes concern grows over the threat of Ebola making it to the United States.

Some, including North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, called on the Obama administration to ban visitors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea until the outbreak is under control.

The soldiers from Fort Bragg will provide medical support and site security.