U.S. soldiers sent to West Africa now in isolation being monitored for Ebola in Italy

Monday, November 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, November 03, 2014

The Defense Department assured Americans that the U.S. military personnel that President Obama ordered to West Africa to build clinics for Ebola victims would be protected — safe, even — from the deadly virus.

But, as has been the case from the outset, the administration’s actions have rarely matched its rhetoric. Now, as civil libertarians lament the quarantine of a CDC nurse in New Jersey, lost in the conversation is the fact that the Pentagon is ordering troops returning from the Ebola “hot zones” to be quarantined as well.

As reported by CBS News, apparently, America’s Italian allies aren’t as confident as the Defense Department that American troops returning to bases in Vicenza, Italy, are disease-free. As such, the Italians have enacted a policy that requires returning U.S. troops to be quarantined for 21 days.

CBS News reported further:

The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend…. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation.

Italy insisted?

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