100 soldiers returning from West Africa held at JBLM for Ebola monitoring

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — One hundred soldiers returning from West Africa landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and will be held in isolation as part of a 21-day Ebola monitoring program.

Base officials say the soldiers from the 615th Engineer Co. stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., arrived at the base on Friday and will be housed in barracks separate from the rest of the installation.

JBLM is one of five military sites in the U.S. set up by the Department of Defense to monitor service members and civilians returning from Ebola virus outbreak areas in West Africa.

Officials say none of the personnel showed symptoms of the disease, but will be held for 21 days as part of a controlled monitoring policy.

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