USARAF Chief: Troops Fighting Ebola in Africa Have Little Chance of Infection

Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:05am

Stars and Stripes reports that “soldiers sent to Liberia to assist in fighting an Ebola epidemic that experts say could kill hundreds of thousands face minimal chance of contracting the deadly disease, U.S. Army Africa’s commander assured concerned families Tuesday.”  

“’We’re going to take care of them. You have my word on it,’ Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams said, addressing deploying troops’ families via video conference from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, the Liberian capital.”  

“’I told the chief of staff of the Army last night … my biggest concern is protection of the force,’ he said.”