2014-10-19T174913Z_1_LYNXNPEA9I0AE_RTROPTP_2_USA-DEFENSE

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

Hagel delivers the keynote address to the Association of U.S. Army annual meeting in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to be able to provide emergency help in the event of an Ebola crisis in the United States, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday. The team of five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers could respond on short notice to help civilian medical professionals, a statement from Rear Admiral John Kirby said. Three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in the United States, prompting widespread concern about the potential spread of the virus. …

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