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U.S. opens Ebola treatment clinic in Liberia

The new clinic in Tubmanburg, Liberia, is the first of 17 Ebola treatment clinics the U.S. plans to build in Liberia.

The clinic is 40 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia's capital. Bill Berger, leader of the USAID Disaster Response team, said that U.S. action in Liberia is "the largest ever U.S. response to a global crisis."

The U.S. will send as many as 4,000 workers to build the clinics, which will each hold 100 beds, and to bring supplies to Liberia. The U.S. is also training local medical workers to care for Ebola patients.

More than 2,700 people in Liberia have died in the Ebola outbreak.