Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA – Service members who recently returned from supporting Operation United Assistance in Liberia, go through the mandatory temperature checks in the 21-day controlled monitoring area at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, VA, January 20th, 2015.
This is one of two temperature checks these troops take daily while in the CMA. The process also includes a checklist for signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease that is filled out twice a day.Temperature checks allow health care providers to detect EVD early, and are a safeguard taken while deployed to Liberia and stateside during the 21-day controlled monitoring.
The 21-day controlled monitoring is a precaution taken to ensure families and communities are confident their service members are healthy.
Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.