At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa.
The President’s priority is the health and safety of Americans, and he has directed his team to take all necessary steps to stop the chain of transmission and address any shortcomings that come to light. Over the longer-term, we recognize that the only way to prevent additional cases at home will be to contain and end the epidemic at its source in West Africa.
The Army’s mission is to provide support in the areas of:
- Engineering (such as building medical treatment centers)
- Logistics (such as providing supplies and equipment to help local health care workers successfully take care of Ebola patients)
- Training for local health care workers to help them better take care of their patients while protecting themselves from possible infection
The Army has not directed US military personnel to provide direct medical care to Ebola patients. They do have processes and trainings in place to best support those deploying Soldiers and DA Civilians.
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