Pentagon to create medical support team for US Ebola response

By REUTERS
October 19, 2014 20:49

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S. domestic Ebola response, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.

The team of five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers could respond on short notice to help civilian medical professionals, a statement from Rear Admiral John Kirby said. It would not be deployed to West Africa or elsewhere overseas.


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