21-Day Quarantine for US Troops Returning from West Africa

by Kathy Jones on  October 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM General Health News
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A 21-day quarantine for all US troops returning from West Africa has been ordered by Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel. This is said to be a "prudent" measure to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
 21-Day Quarantine for US Troops Returning from West Africa
21-Day Quarantine for US Troops Returning from West Africa

"The secretary believes these initial steps are prudent, given the large number of military personnel transiting from their home base and West Africa and the unique logistical demands and impact this deployment has on the force," said his spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. Kirby said the quarantine was being put in place even though the soldiers are not treating infected patients.



Source: AFP

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