Hagel credits US military with Ebola progress

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FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there are encouraging signs of progress against the Ebola virus in West Africa, and he says the U.S. military can take some credit for containing it.

Hagel told a group of 101st Airborne Division soldiers Monday that it is too early to say when the U.S. military’s Ebola mission in Liberia and Senegal will be finished.

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He said, "We’re not at the end yet."

Hagel toured the pre-deployment training that is given to soldiers before they go to West Africa. The soldiers are providing logistics and other support there but are not in direct contact with people infected with the virus. Nevertheless, soldiers are required to undergo 21 days of quarantine upon their return.

 

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