The US military is running short of critical medical supplies that it needs to keep fighting against the Ebola outbreak, the White House announced on Wednesday.
The White House said it has authorized an additional $15 million for the use of Army Medical Equipment, which includes supplies for the US military.
But the US has run out of supplies of its own, and the Pentagon is struggling to make up the shortfall.
A lack of supplies has led to a sharp fall in the number of personnel being deployed to the front lines, with more than 3,000 people out of work.
The Pentagon is working on a new plan, including hiring a battalion of paramedics to provide medical care to troops.
But there are fears that it will be too late.
US military personnel are using a new Army-funded paramedic unit to help them fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia, but that unit has yet to be tested by the military, the Pentagon said in a statement.
In recent weeks, a surge in the US deaths has prompted the White a number of other countries to send troops to help, including Germany, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The US also announced plans to send additional troops to Africa and other countries.
But those countries, like the US, are struggling to get the troops deployed and have said they won’t be able to afford the cost.
The military is struggling with its limited supplies because of a lack of spare parts, a Pentagon spokesman said.
There have been about 12,000 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus, which has killed about 1,000 since the outbreak began in March.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called the Ebola crisis the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Cuban missile crisis in the 1950s.
More than 2.5 million people have died in the current outbreak, according to the United Nations.
The WHO has said there is a “very real and pressing need” to respond quickly and provide care, and is working with aid groups and governments to find more ways to speed the recovery.
The US is trying to enlist more help from its European allies, but many countries in the European Union, including Britain, France and Germany, are reluctant to provide additional support.
Britain has been a reluctant partner for the United States in fighting the outbreak, saying it was concerned about the potential for a return to the “pre-Ebola” days of isolation and mistrust.
The UK has also struggled to provide health care to those who are in quarantine, while the European countries are hesitant to help in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic.
US and EU military officials have said that the new US strategy is intended to slow the spread of the virus.
But many military leaders have expressed concern that this could also lead to an outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus.
The Ebola outbreak is the first since the Ebola pandemic of 1976-1977.
This article has been updated to include comment from the Pentagon.