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Old 09-30-2014, 12:07 PM   #26
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US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

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The United States military has delivered two mobile Ebola testing labs and the equipment to build a field hospital to Liberia.

...But even that toll is likely an underestimate, partially because there aren't enough labs to test people for Ebola. The U.S. Embassy in Liberia said Monday that the two new labs should be up and running this week...
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700 Soldiers Deploying from Fort Campbell at End of Month to Battle Ebola

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October 1, 2014 - 6:51 am


Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Ky., are comprising about half of the force deployed to Liberia to battle the growing Ebola epidemic.

“Secretary Hagel has authorized the deployment of 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division headquarters element to Liberia,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby announced Tuesday. “This element will deploy in late October and become the headquarter staff for the joint forces command, led by Major General Gary Volesky.”

Volesky used to lead Army Public Affairs.

“At the same time, the Army will deploy another 700 soldiers from various engineering units throughout the United States to supervise the construction of ebola treatment units, conduct site surveys, and provide engineering expertise,” Kirby said. “I want to once again underscore that these deployments are part of a whole of government response to the ebola outbreak. The U.S. military is not in the lead, but we are fully prepared to contribute our unique capabilities in support of our interagency partners.”
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Fort Carson soldiers head to Africa to assist in Ebola crisis

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POSTED: 10/01/2014 08:03:06 AM MDTADD A COMMENT| UPDATED: ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO


Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis.

In a statement from Sen. Michael Bennet, he said 160 Fort Carson soldiers will go Liberia in late October to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed the deployment order Tuesday.

Fort Carson spokesman Lt. Col. Armando Hernandez confirmed the post is sending troops to Africa, but had few details about who would be going and when they will leave.

"We have been notified of a possible troop deployment," Hernandez said. "Our higher headquarters is still working out the details of which units will be involved.
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Catching this up a bit.

Kentucky National Guard sends 60 airmen to Senegal to help fight Ebola
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The airmen will establish a cargo-processing hub in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to battle Ebola in West Africa, according to a news release.

The airmen, assigned to the Louisville-based 123rd Contingency Response Group, which acts as an early responder in the event of a national emergency, departed Thursday afternoon. They took equipment to establish a hub at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar for accepting large quantities of cargo arriving on C-17 and C-5 aircraft, processing the material for staging, and loading the cargo onto smaller aircraft for distribution...

Some specifics about the 101st:

101st deploying to Liberia to fight Ebola epidemic

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The headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Monrovia, Liberia, as the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance.

About 700 Soldiers will arrive sometime in late October, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference Tuesday.

Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade are part of the deploying number, according to a division spokesman. In addition, he said elements of the 86th Combat Support Hospital are also preparing to deploy from Fort Campbell.

...The 101st Soldiers will be there for at least six months, Kirby said, but they could stay longer based on the needs of the mission...

AMC's role in Operation United Assistance
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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WAAY) - As the country is finding out about the first person diagnosed with Ebola in America, hundreds of people are preparing to go to West Africa in an effort to help control the outbreak there.

...The U.S. Army Materiel Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, is supporting Operation United Assistance, the multi-agency response to the Ebola outbreak that has taken the lives of thousands.

“We have several personnel deployed from our subordinate commands, who will provide logistics support, such as equipment, transportation, and fuel. Our primary focus is ensuring our Soldiers receive the equipment and materiel needed to operate in the current environment and accomplish their mission,” said an AMC spokesperson...

A change in command.

Hagel Authorizes 700 Soldiers for Liberia Deployment
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized the deployment of 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division headquarters element to Liberia to help with the Ebola epidemic there, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said here yesterday.

The soldiers will deploy in late October, Kirby told reporters during a briefing, and they will become the headquarter staff for the joint forces command, led by Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky.

“Gen. Volesky and his staff will assume overall command of the effort, and with his arrival, [Army] Maj. Gen. [Darryl A.] Williams will be able to return to his normal duties as the Army component commander for Africa command,” Kirby said.

About 195 Defense Department personnel are now on the ground in West Africa and over the weekend the equipment for a 25-bed hospital for health care workers and two mobile labs arrived in Monrovia.

“We expect the hospital to be operational about the middle of October,” Kirby said, adding that U.S. military personnel are not and will not be providing direct care to Ebola patients...


Fort Bliss families worry as troops prepare to head to West Africa

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...In the next few weeks, as many as 500 soldiers with the First Armored Division will deploy to provide logistical and air support – moving cargo, equipment and personnel -- to Liberia to help international health workers stop the deadly epidemic from spreading...

Scott's Air Mobility Command leading fight against Ebola
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The Air Mobility Command, based at Scott, has directed 10 missions to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the multinational effort to contain the spread of the Ebola pandemic in West Africa.

AMC bases that have sent aircraft to support the operation include Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; and Altus AFB, Okla.

Scott has so far not deployed any personnel to West Africa, according to an AMC statement.

The main Air Force aircraft being used to move supplies and troops to West Africa is the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, which has a maximum payload of 85 tons.

AMC already has positioned contingency response teams on the ground in Africa to support Operation United Assistance.

Those personnel are from the 123rd Contingency Response Group, of the Kentucky Air National Guard, and the 621st Contingency Response Wing, based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

...In addition, 28 workers from the U.S. Agency for International Development and 100 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to sent to West Africa as part of the operation...
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I very much appreciate the deployment details - who, how many & from where.

Their families must be worried sick.

Will they be wuarantined upon return? They may not be involved in direct pateint care but they still run a risk of infection.
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Thanks. I know most folks probably don't care much about the specifics, but I think it's important for people to know who we're once again sending into harm's way.

There hasn't been any official word on quarantine. I suspect there will probably be an "in theater" facility set up, probably in Senegal, where troops will undergo a 21 day quarantine. Then, I would bet that they'll be sent in groups to another facility, probably in the States, for another 21 days, before being returned to base.

That's just a guess, and since the troops will likely be there for 6 months or so, lots can happen between now and then that might change the process. But I'm sure that the DoD will be extremely, even overly cautious, as the idea of possibly introducing Ebola onto a military base is a nightmare scenario.
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Thanks. I know most folks probably don't care much about the specifics, but I think it's important for people to know who we're once again sending into harm's way.
Thank you!!!!!

And all of those men and women have family, friends and loved ones who they will have to leave behind, while they provide the support and materials for those fighting this horrible disease ....... And much as some will not appreciate my saying it ....... Our men and women will be doing their best as they are some of the finest men and women, to give aide to those in need ..... even those who despise us.......

Like it or not, we have long been the world's 9-1-1............
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Official: More troops going to help Ebola fight in W. Africa

Posted: Oct 03, 2014 11:11 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 03, 2014 11:12 AM EDT


(CNN) - The defense department is increasing the number of troops in West Africa to help stem the spread of Ebola.

A top military official told CNN the pentagon will announce later Friday that an additional 600 american troops will be deployed.

The United States has already committed to sending 3,000 troops to the region. They will provide engineering and logistics support.

"We're not treating patients," said Rear Adm. John Kirby, press secretary for the Pentagon. "The troops are not equipped to do that; that's not their job. But we are going to be trying to help establish the infrastructure, health facilities, emergency treatment units, that kind of thing so that the healthcare workers can do their jobs."
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Hopefully, this isn't the beginning of mission creep.

More troops being sent to battle Ebola

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The U.S. military is sending hundreds more troops to Africa to battle the Ebola virus, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary said.

About 1,000 additional troops could be deployed there, Kirby said, and the number of troops could go higher than that.

"I'm not going to put a floor or ceiling on this," Kirby said...
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Lengthy article but worth the read. It explains SOME of the problems that the US personnel are dealing with in Liberia.

U.S. Aid Effort in Liberia Barely Off the Ground as Ebola Rages

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...Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin A. Holsinger was standing on an acre of neatly cleared dirt, surrounded by coconut trees, bush and bright yellow earth-moving equipment — the construction site for the first of 18 Ebola treatment centers the American military plans to build in Liberia.

Suddenly, around noon on Tuesday, the local contractor announced that the crusher’s engine, needed to smash rocks, had broken. Ergo, no gravel to lay down.

...The beds for the first field hospital, flown in by the military from Kelly Air Force Base near San Antonio, remained in a hangar at Liberia’s main international airport, wrapped in plastic alongside the tents, generators and the medical equipment needed to set up the facility. Military planners say it will probably be another 10 days before even this first 25-bed treatment center is up and running.

...The urgency here in Liberia is so great that Capt. Andrew Hill, an American Army engineer, was recently sketching drawings for a new treatment unit in the car on the way to view the site. He then photographed it with his telephone camera and emailed the image to Vicenza, Italy, where American officers could turn it into an architectural drawing.

...For the Pentagon, which expects to deploy more than 3,000 troops in the effort, mostly from the 101st Airborne Division, the sprint to catch up with the virus began two weeks ago at Roberts International Airport, known colloquially here as Robertsfield, the aged and decrepit structure that is Liberia’s main international airport.

Planes land in viewing distance of the ruins of the passenger terminal destroyed by rockets during Liberia’s civil war. Now, Robertsfield is the receiving port of C-17 military cargo flights bringing hundreds of thousands of tons of equipment to set up the Ebola treatment units, as promised by Mr. Obama.

But when Col. Brad Johnson of the Air Force, the commander of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening, arrived at Robertsfield last month, he found a runway too degraded to withstand an avalanche of relief cargo. He had hustled to San Francisco International Airport within 10 hours of receiving his orders to deploy to Liberia, but upon arriving here found that the six-month rainy season had left holes the size of craters in the airport’s World War II-era runway.

...So Colonel Johnson and a crew of engineers and construction workers have been filling in cavities, hauling rocks, sweeping up pebbles and building tented residences for the coming American troops in a round-the-clock operation.

Construction delays caused by things like a temperamental backhoe loader and a road grader with a busted steering hose have also bottlenecked the campaign. Hauling parts and equipment from the United States and Europe takes time, and then there are negotiations with local contractors for heavy equipment.

The process is also long because setting up an Ebola treatment unit is nothing like setting up a regular Army field hospital. Military field hospitals usually treat trauma patients. An Ebola treatment unit requires quarantine rooms, chlorine shower stalls and larger-than-average bathrooms — because many Ebola patients die in the bathroom, where they collapse after violent bouts of vomiting and diarrhea, and need to be removed...
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Similar article as the one above that talks about the challenges of getting stuff done in Liberia.

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US military to start raising tent on Ebola field clinic in Liberia, as rain slows construction

MONROVIA, Liberia — Poor infrastructure, difficulties with equipment and torrential rains have slowed work for the U.S. military's initial response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but it is now ready to start erecting the main tent for a field hospital in Liberia.

Lt. Col. Jason Brown, who was at the site near the airport in the capital Monrovia, said work is supposed to begin Monday afternoon on the main structure of the 25-bed clinic that will treat health care workers infected with Ebola. It should be ready to accept patients at the end of the month, according to spokesman Chuck Prichard at the U.S. military's Africa Command.

"Every time it rains it slows things down," said Brown, noting that construction for the field hospital was supposed to begin Monday morning and has been pushed to the afternoon. Military teams have also been slowed by equipment that's broken down — including the steering on a road grader — or mix-ups in the delivery of supplies.

On any construction job, there are delays, Brown said, but Liberia presents added challenges.

"Imagine those same frustrations multiplied by a country that has challenges with their infrastructure and challenges with the schedule," he said. But, he said, engineers from the Army, Navy and Marines "have workarounds and solutions for everything."
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It's becoming increasingly clear the big holdup right now is runway integrity. They need a long enough, solid enough airstrip on which to land & takeoff big assed airlift... which can initially bring in heavy equipment to start firming up other vital roads, base pads, etc.
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The Pentagon held a presser just an hour or so ago and the following is a good summary of the new info.

Pentagon: US troops to have contact with Ebola virus

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Specialized U.S. troops setting up mobile labs in Africa to test for the Ebola virus are likely to come into contact with the deadly disease, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

U.S. troops already have set up three mobile labs, and there are plans to set up four more.

The Pentagon said that the troops are highly-trained and specialized, and that those working in the laboratories would wear protective suits. They will also receive pre-deployment training, and will constantly monitored, Army Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said at a Pentagon briefing.

“I am confident that we can ensure our service members' safety and the safety of their families and the American people,” he said.

The labs were not initially a part of the Obama administration’s announced plan for fighting Ebola in Africa, however, and the announcement illustrates the dangers for U.S. troops being sent to the front line to fight the outbreak.

So far, 350 military personnel and 130 other U.S. workers are on the ground in West Africa
, which the White House called the largest-ever U.S. response to an international health crisis.

President Obama has said as many as 4,000 troops could be sent to the region, and the Pentagon said the majority would not arrive until mid-November.

The troops involved in the mobile law effort will initially number between 12 and 16, Rodriguez said. About three to four troops would work in each lab.

Rodriguez initially said the troops setting up the labs would also come into direct contact with Ebola victims.

“The mobile [labs] are testing people, OK? And some of them will have the Ebola virus,” Rodriguez said.

But shortly after Rodriguez spoke, the Pentagon walked those comments back and said the U.S. troops would only be looking at blood samples in the labs, and not people.


“Those people are trained to the very highest level of operating in a nuclear, biological, and chemical arena, and they are tested continually, and they are the ones who are testing all the people,” Rodriguez said. “They will be the primary ones that come in contact with anybody.”

While those running the laboratories will wear a full biological protective suit, Rodriguez said the rest of the troops would wear lighter protective gear, including gloves and masks. He said those personnel will not come into contact with the general population.

“They don't need the whole suit, as such, because they're not going to be in contact with any of the people,” he said.


If troops are infected with Ebola, he said they would come back to the United States.

“If somebody does contract Ebola and becomes symptomatic, they will be handled in — just like you've seen on the recent ones who came back on an aircraft that was specially designed to bring them back, and they'll go back to one of the centers that is specially designed to handle the Ebola patients right now,” he said.

Rodriguez said the U.S. troops could be deployed for a year or longer.

“We'll have to play that by ear, because it's all about the function of the transmission rates and when that curve starts going down," he said.

He said the “critical” target was to get about 70 percent of those infected into a treatment facility.

...The president has previously said the military would not be providing healthcare to Ebola patients. When the plan to use the military was announced on Sept. 16, the White House said efforts would “entail command and control, logistics, expertise, training and engineering support.”

The only time U.S. officials had mentioned the possibility of U.S. military personnel coming into contact with Ebola victims was in the context of a trained public health corps overseeing care for other healthcare workers had become infected.

...There was no mention of direct diagnostics at any of the labs

Rodriguez said Tuesday that the labs “were not in the initial plan.”

Rodriguez said troops won’t finish building treatment centers – a total of 17 – until mid-November.

Defense officials said their fight against Ebola has cost $750 million.
The money has come from the Department of Defense’s Overseas Contingency Operations budget for 2014. It is likely the Pentagon will need more money as it expands its response.

Rodriguez would not put a cap on the amount of troops needed, adding that the Pentagon's awareness of what was needed could evolve over time.

“This is not a small effort and a short period of time,” he said.
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First, I think they're being overly optimistic in planning to finish 17 treatment centers by mid-November - that's 6 weeks from now & they're still trying to set up the intial 25 bed unit for HCW. And that's AT their current location. I don't have a list of proposed locations for the 17 main treatment units but surely some are at the end of very bad or non-existing roads or other means of access.

And like it or not, there WILL be contact with the infected. They're working with some civilian contractors, are they not? Never going to be 100% sure if any of those might be infected.
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Further proof, if any were needed, that waffling is a job requirement for working at the Pentagon.

US Defense Department officials say Gen. David Rodriguez misspoke when he said US military lab technicians would be in contact with Ebola patients; military technicians will instead be testing specimen samples from suspected Ebola victims - @NBCNews
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That makes more sense; I would expect most samples would be coming in from the field. They're there to do the analyses. HOWEVER, they'll still be at high risk of infection compared to most of the troops.
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Germany-based aircraft take supplies to Liberia for Ebola fight

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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The first Europe-based U.S. military aircraft based here departed early Monday for Liberia on what is expected to be one of many flights taking supplies to West Africa to help with the Ebola outbreak there.

Before daylight, airmen loaded six pallets of cargo, including bottled water and portable food rations – Meals, Ready to Eat – onto the rear ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein’s flight line.

...The plane, carrying aircrew, loadmasters and security personnel, was expected to stop in Spain and Senegal before landing to unload some or all of its cargo in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. Crews were expected to spend only a short time on the ground.

...At this stage in the Defense Department’s response, “we can’t clarify or identify who the supplies out of Ramstein are meant for,” said Air Force 2nd Lt. Henry Lancaster, an 86th Airlift Wing spokesman, in an email.

... Shea, the C-130 pilot at Ramstein, said he wasn’t worried about exposure to the virus. “No real concern,” he said. “We’re trying to minimize our time on the ground in that area for now. Later down the road, we’ll see what changes.”

The squadron expects the airlift mission to West Africa “to be a regular run for us, almost weekly,” he said.
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A couple of interesting things from this article. There are now 2 "Rescue Jets", both belonging to the same company. However, reading the article makes you wonder what might happen if multiple US troops become infected - heaven forbid!



If Infected, Troops Would Get Special Charter Flight Out of Africa

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Any service member falling ill with the Ebola virus during deployment to Liberia will likely be evacuated the same way at least nine Ebola patients have already been transported to the U.S. and Europe: on one of two jets specially equipped to provide medical treatment and prevent transmission of the contagious, deadly disease.

The jets belong to a small, Georgia-based air charter company called Phoenix Air. Officials say it is the only carrier capable of performing the evacuations.

"We're it," Dent Thompson, Phoenix Air vice president, said in a phone interview. "We've done [six] evacuations back to the U.S. and three to Europe, two into Germany and one into France," Thompson told Stars and Stripes said before the company had evacuated a Norwegian last week. "It's a steady program, we figure, for at least a year," he said.

...To date, military officials have not disclosed treatment and evacuation plans for U.S. troops deploying to Liberia who might get injured or fall ill with malaria or a variety of other tropical diseases West Africa harbors.

"DoD would call State [if a troop needed to be evacuated], and they'd call us."

The French, German and Norwegian citizens were evacuated on the company's Gulfstream IIIs on condition that the U.S. was reimbursed for the full cost of the flight -- about $200,000, Thompson said.

...The jets are equipped with a variety of special medical equipment, air filtration and negative-pressure systems, a plastic patient tent and a decontamination room.

..."The system we use took two years to develop," Thompson said. "It's custom-made for a Gulf Stream. You couldn't put it on a C-17."

Each plane can transport only one patient. The company was working on equipping a third plane that could evacuate two patients, Thompson said.

...Phoenix's Thompson said the Air Force's Air Mobility Command had contacted his company recently and had asked questions about Ebola transports, such as how to decontaminate a plane. But he said that if the military were working on its own system, it wouldn't be in the pipeline for four to six months at best.

"If the Air Force did develop a system, we'd be happy," Thompson said. "There's actually more work than capacity."
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I hope their training included practice in pronouncing what unit they belong to. "SPMAGTF-CR-AF"... seriously?

US Marines provide support to Ebola Response in West Africa

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U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, and are ready to provide support to Operation United Assistance, Oct. 9, 2014.

...On Oct. 8, 2014, an alert response force from SPMAGTF-CR-AF consisting of four MV-22 Ospreys, two KC-130J Super Hercules, and approximately 100 Marines and sailors took off from Moron, Spain. After spending the night in Dakar, Senegal, the alert force flew to Monrovia, Liberia, with the lead aircraft landing at approximately 4 p.m. local time. The Forward Resuscitative Surgical System (FRSS) team is expected to arrive on Oct. 10, to provide the Joint Force Commander with a surgical medical capability for U.S. personnel assigned Operation United Assistance.
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Similar article to the one above, but with a few more details:

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Liberia: Combating Ebola Outbreak - U.S. Assistance Ramps Up

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Not far from the airport, the US military is setting up a 25-bed hospital to treat health workers who may contract the deadly Ebola Virus. Soldiers are seen working around the clock to complete the much-anticipated facility to bring respite to health workers who may contract the virus. The U.S. government has said the facility is meant for all health workers working in Ebola Isolation Units across the country both local and international.

The man heading the 25-bed treatment facility Scott Giberson, U.S. Surgeon General for Public Health Services said the facility will be ready in a matter of weeks. "The hospital actually got off a little faster than we think, it's not quite done yet, but it will be ready to go," he said.

"We are in the process our staging and folks coming in different waves, let's say over the next three weeks we will have everybody here. We're in training right now; as you may know, not everybody is fully experienced in seeing Ebola related care of patients." He said the facility would be managed and run by the US military, with staffing from abroad.

"We have experience deploying overseas; we have experience deploying in lots of medical settings, however, this is unique," he said. "We will be able to do this with some additional training that we are doing right now as we speak. We have folks in Atlanta training; we're going to set up some training here in the country, with some of the established facilities that are here-the ETUs that are here already and we'll be able to do this."
http://allafrica.com/stories/2014101...html?viewall=1
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Twitter pic of Army soldiers training for their mission in Liberia:

https://mobile.twitter.com/USArmy/st...809601/photo/1

Really wish the soldier doing the decontamination was wearing something more than just his ACUs...that makes me terribly uncomfortable.
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The link doesn't want to work MTLass.
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The link doesn't want to work MTLass.
Hmmm...sorry...try this one. The pic is after the story.

Another 100 US troops arrive in Liberia to fight Ebola
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That's loading, thanx!

---------- Post added at 09:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:22 PM ----------

I'll have to try it later - anything to do with NBCX has been giving my computer fits of later & it keeps cycling through IE not working, restarting, etc.

The decontaminaters need to be wearing protective gear themseves, if you ask me.

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