Colorado soldiers deployed to West Africa to aid in Ebola fight

Photo: Ebola treatment center (AP Photo)
Troops from Fort Carson near Colorado Springs will construct Ebola treatment centers like this for USAID in Liberia.

About 160 Fort Carson soldiers are on their way to West Africa to help build treatment units to house Ebola patients and caretakers.

The post said Monday the soldiers departed at the end of last week. The deployment is expected to last nine months to a year.

The soldiers are engineers from the 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion. All received special training and personal protective equipment.

The post says none of the soldiers will be treating Ebola victims.