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21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa
21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order Wednesday requiring all U.S. troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days to guarantee they don't have the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had recommended on Tuesday that all military personnel involved in the humanitarian mission in West Africa should undergo “controlled, supervised monitoring.” The Pentagon’s move goes beyond precautions recommended by the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Preventions for doctors and other civilians returning from areas with Ebola. President Obama said Tuesday that the military situation is different, however, because the troops are...

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