“If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us,” the American head of administration said. Ebola is now considered a global threat and the disease is “spiraling out of control” in West Africa after killing more than 2,400 people. The number of Ebola patients has doubled in just the past month and continue to double every three weeks.
The cost of the American intervention against Ebola is estimated at $763. As the White House spokesman Josh Earnest specified, the troops to be dispatched to Africa will not be providing “direct patient care.” They will provide logistical and engineering support to health care professionals. Another component of the American against Ebola plan is to train people to treat family members with Ebola at home. Up to 17 health care facilities of 100 beds each will be built in the affected African countries. Up to 500 health care workers will be trained a week.