At a military base in Kentucky, soldiers are seen donning protective suits, learning how to correctly fit masks and carefully passing through decontamination stations.

The troops are just some of the 150 soldiers receiving intense safety training at Fort Campbell ahead of their deployment to Liberia, as part of the global fight against the spread of Ebola.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division took part in a course with instructors from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

It is thought that with the right training and precautions, the risk of infection for soldiers earmarked for the battle against the deadly virus is low.

But the soldiers’ families are still desperate to know how the military can keep their loved ones safe from the epidemic – a new addition to the Army’s long list of threats.

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