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JFC-UA service members in controlled monitoring for signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandJoint 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.

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, left, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, left, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

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.

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken, during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken, during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)


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