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U.S. personnel will handle lab samples

8 Oct, 2014

Africa Command commander Gen. David Rodriguez tells a Pentagon briefing that U.S. personnel will handle lab samples from Ebola patients. The majority of the 3,000-4,000 personnel deployed will not have direct contact with patients.

The health and safety of the team supporting this mission is our priority.

Rodriguez had previously said some U.S. personnel would have direct contact with patients, but later clarified the remark.