U.S. Ebola Center in Liberia Opens Saturday

Posted November 7, 2014 at 8:53am

Stars and Stripes reports that “a new military-constructed Ebola treatment center designed to care for health workers will open Saturday in Liberia, marking a key step forward in an U.S. Africa Command-led campaign to build a series of treatment facilities in the country.”  

“The Monrovia Medical Unit, otherwise known as MMU, is about 30 miles outside of Liberia’s capital of Monrovia. It should serve to reassure the doctors and nurses treating Ebola patients that they will be taken care of if they become ill while working in West Africa, said Navy Lt. Shane Deckert, the MMU facility engineer, in a news release.”  

“The 25-bed facility — the only facility of its kind in the Ebola fight — was constructed by a team of Navy Seabees, soldiers and airmen and will be operated by personnel from the U.S. Public Health Service, according to Lt. Col. Lee Hicks, the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance engineer.”