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More U.S. troops being sent to battle Ebola

• Tom Vanden Brook and David Jackson

And that number could go higher than that, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary.

"I'm not going to put a floor or ceiling on this," Kirby said.

President Obama initially ordered 3,000 troops to West Africa to help build hospitals, labs and treatment centers and provide logistics help. They are not going to treat Ebola victims.

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