The U.S. says it will send 3,000 troops Africa to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus. This will include sending a large contingent to Liberia, a country which has seen a rapid increase in the spread of the virus. Hospitals in the capital city Monrovia have been so overwhelmed they have had to turn away sick patients. Ben Solomon, an international video journalist with the New York Times has been reporting on the crisis. He joins us by phone from Monrovia to give us an update.
(photo: Health workers carry the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, as people watch in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh))