US Military Ebola team to train in San Antonio

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 11:19 - Written by

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Pentagon says specialized training for a new, 30-member U.S. military Ebola response team will take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

The team will feature 20 critical care nurses and five doctors trained for infectious disease environments, as well as five trainers in infectious diseases protocols.

It will receive up to seven days of training with personnel from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at the San Antonio post.

That includes drills on infection control and instruction on special protective equipment.

The team will then remain on "prepare to deploy" status for 30 days. That means it's on standby, ready to assist civilian medical personnel treating Ebola threats around the United States.

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