Pentagon To Create Medical Support Team

October 19, 2014 10:21 PM

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Pentagon To Create Medical Support Team

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the creation of a 30-person, rapid-response medical support team for the Ebola crisis, Reuters reported Sunday. The Pentagon released a statement Sunday saying the team would assist civilian health care workers if the number of people diagnosed with virus in the United States rises.

The Department of Health and Human Services requested the medical support team "as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases," the statement from Rear Adm. John Kirby read.

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