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Oct 20, 2014

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The U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick-strike team” equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday.

A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official’s information.

The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said.

The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given verbal approval, the official said.

The team will include five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

The Pentagon has been working to determine what assistance it could offer the civilian health care sector following a White House meeting last week during which President Barack Obama said he wanted a more aggressive response, according to two Defense officials.

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CDC Memory-Holes “Unacceptable” Ebola Safety Guide

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A CDC safety guide that was flagged up by a prominent doctor as dangerously wrong has been quietly removed from the agency’s website, despite the fact that CDC head Thomas Frieden defended the instructions on live TV.

Calling the CDC’s instructional guide “unacceptable”, George Washington University hospital laboratory director Dr. Jonathan Reiner noted last week that government produced diagrams showed health care workers with exposed areas of skin around the face and neck.

“This is from CDC web page for Ebola personal protective equipment,” Reiner tweeted. “Notice exposed skin at face & neck. Unacceptable.”

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Reiner also noted that the advice for removing protective gloves is simply “wrong” and increases the risk of contamination.

rinf.com_2014-10-20_10-47-32Frieden was called out about the inaccuracies by Fox News host Megan Kelly. Despite the obvious faults with the diagram, and the fact that he had even been filmed “double gloving” and in a full body hazmat suit when visiting Ebola patients, Frieden denied that the instructions were wrong.

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Congress Grills CDC Head Over U.S. Ebola Preparedness – Tries to Dodge Hard Questions

Congress Grills CDC Head Over U.S. Ebola Preparedness – Tries to Dodge Hard Questions

Republican lawmakers indignantly criticized the government response to the arrival of Ebola on U.S. shores in a tense hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. Top health officials defended their actions as public unease grew over the possibility of the deadly virus spreading widely here – something the officials insisted was a remote possibility. “People are scared,” said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. “People’s lives are at stake, and the response so far has been unacceptable.”

Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he remained confident in the ability of the U.S. health care system to combat Ebola.

“Working with our partners we have been able to stop every prior Ebola outbreak, and we will stop this one,” he said. “We know how to control Ebola, even in this period.”

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