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Army isolating some soldiers returning from Africa

Army isolating some soldiers returning from Africa

The Army has begun isolating soldiers returning from the Ebola outbreak zone in West Africa, but so far the Pentagon has not imposed a new forcewide policy to quarantine all troops who participate in that mission. About a dozen soldiers — including a two-star general — were sequestered Monday morning in a quarantine-like setting after leaving Liberia and arriving at the U.S. Army base in Vincenza, Italy. The special isolation will last for 21 days to ensure they are not infected with the Ebola virus. “They are being checked regularly by medical professionals and they don’t have any interaction with other personnel,” Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday. Warren did not call the soldiers’ setting a “quarantine” but acknowledged the soldiers are not permitted to leave. He emphasized that this was a “Department of the Army decision” made “out of an abundan...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20141027/NEWS/310270042

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