UPDATE 3-U.S. isolates soldiers after Ebola response mission in West Africa

October 28, 2014 12:26 AM

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WASHINGTON/ROME Oct 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa, even though they showed no symptoms of infection and were not believed to have been exposed to the deadly virus, officials said on Monday.

The decision goes well beyond previously established military protocols and came just as President Barack Obama's administration sought to discourage precautionary quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states on healthcare workers returning from countries battling Ebola.

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