Trump sends U.S. military to Ebola infested Congo to counter possible violence after election unrest. This is how it spreads.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday in case they are needed to protect U.S. citizens and diplomatic facilities in Congo’s capital Kinshasa.

He said they “will remain in the region until the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes such that their presence is no longer needed.”

Trump said additional forces may deploy to Gabon “if necessary.”


DRC Ebola toll reaches 371; unconfirmed cases in Goma now at 14


h/t Wash 2.0