U.S. military personnel in Texas train for a new Ebola rapid-response team that could be deployed to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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As health officials treat the latest U.S. case of Ebola in New York City...
... dozens of military personnel in Texas get training for a new Ebola rapid-response team.
Major Rachel Park and her team members hope to be ready to deploy the next time an outbreak occurs.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. MILITARY EBOLA RAPID RESPONSE TEAM MAJOR RACHEL PARK SAYING:
"Ebola is the enemy right now we are trying to battle, we're trying to get ahead of, so we need to learn the virus..."
Wearing mandatory protective gear, the team at the Army's San Antonio Military Medical Center consists of five physicians, 20 nurses and five certified trainers.
They will be sent to help hospitals dealing with Ebola patients upon request by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
So far, they have not been called to New York City.
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