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Soldiers Return from High Risk Ebola Mission

by Vishnuprasad on  March 9, 2015 at 8:33 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
About 35 Canadian soldiers returned safely on Friday from a three-month-long mission caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Lt. Tamara Nevills, a member of CFB Petawawa's 1 Canadian Field Hospital, called her first overseas deployment 'amazing.'
 Soldiers Return from High Risk Ebola Mission
Soldiers Return from High Risk Ebola Mission
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"We got to do so much work over there. It's totally different than what you would do here in Canada. Putting on those suits every day - you're sweating like crazy. Everything you do is so slow motion, you can't rush to go and help," Tamara Nevills said.

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The eight-hour days were spent in what the soldiers refer to as the 'red zone' where about 80 Ebola-positive patients were treated. Many more who were suspected of carrying the deadly virus were also treated there.

The Canadian troops were well-trained both here and in the U.K. "The first time you cross that line in your suit, it's like, 'Whoa, this is real,'" Nevills said.



Source: Medindia
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