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US troops returning from Africa head to isolation

November 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says about 80 troops returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa will arrive Thursday in the U.S. and be isolated for 21 days at a base in southeastern Virginia.

Rear Admiral John Kirby is the Pentagon press secretary. Kirby says they will be housed in buildings in a secluded area of the base. He says none of the service members are showing any symptoms of Ebola.

The Virginia base and four others are designated as locations where troops returning from the Ebola mission could be housed while they undergo medical monitoring for three weeks.

The 51 airmen, 27 sailors, four Marines and two soldiers will be able to communicate by phone and computer with their families.

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