Army Enacts Ebola Quarantine


us-armyEven as some states face a backlash for imposing mandatory isolation on medical workers who have treated Ebola patients, the U.S. Army has begun quarantining soldiers who deployed to in West Africa. The soldiers, who have not shown any symptoms of Ebola and are not believed to have been exposed to the virus, came under quarantine over the weekend at their army base in Vicenzia, Italy, though President Obama’s administration has discouraged precautionary isolation.

“There’s anxiety out there and we want to take care of our soldiers and their families,” Major General Darryl Williams, the commander of U.S. Army Africa, told Reuters.

Williams oversaw the initial response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is currently under quarantine himself. Presently, the Army is the only branch of the U.S. military service to impose the rule, but the Pentagon is considering parallel measures across the board. Read more.

{Andy Newscenter}