Thu Oct 30, 2014 AT 7:29 AM EDT
The American health care system is “so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system” reports the Associated Press after its own review of hospitals and resources available to treat Ebola.
Wed Oct 29, 2014 AT 7:43 AM EDT
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is expected to expand the U.S. military’s quarantine rule to include all troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries, Newsmax reports. The Pentagon’s precautionary measures stands in contrast to the CDC’s continued advice that civilians returning from west Africa need not be quarantined.
Tue Oct 28, 2014 AT 7:32 AM EDT
Soldiers returning from deployment to Liberia must take a 21 day stop in Italy for Ebola monitoring, reports CBS News. The soldiers currently being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, who was recently commander of the U.S. Army in Africa. By contrast, the Obama administration is fighting state-based quarantines of health care workers, with the CDC setting new restrictions Monday for only “high-risk” workers returning from west Africa, reports The Hill.