National Guard members returning from Ebola duty

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Air National Guard says about 50 members are returning to Louisville from Africa where they were helping battle the spread of Ebola.

The 123rd Contingency Response Group established a cargo processing hub in Senegal during its deployment. The hub is designed to accept large quantities of cargo arriving on C-17 and C-5 aircraft, process the material and then ship it to affected areas.

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The Air National Guard says the members were stationed in Senegal, hundreds of miles away from areas affected by Ebola outbreaks. They will not have to undergo a quarantine upon their return but are undergoing symptom monitoring as a precaution.

Members of the 123rd Contingency Response Group have been involved in previous humanitarian missions, including the Haiti earthquake in 2010.

 

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