The U.S. Government trusts random travelers from West Africa to self-monitor for Ebola symptoms more than it does U.S. soldiers.
Here’s a Department of Defense memo from Oct 10 and a “Fact Sheet” for families of deployed soldiers.
According to the fact sheet document, even the soldiers who have been determined to have “no known exposure” in West Africa will still be required to have Face-to-Face interviews and temperature checks twice a day for 21 days and have their travel is restricted.
Anyone else with a chance of exposure gets quarantined at a DOD facility for 21 days.
So, we give them training, top-notch equipment, send them off to help with Ebola and we don’t trust them to self-monitor when they come home? But, we trust the random travelers to do so?