100 Fort Carson soldiers back in U.S. after deployment to fight Ebola

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Ebola virus (Photo: CDC)

Ebola virus (Photo: CDC)

DENVER — Some 100 soldiers based out of Colorado’s Fort Carson are back in the United States after working in Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa.

The soldiers are currently waiting in quarantine at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington for 21 days, the Associated Press reported.

During the monitoring period, the soldiers will not have physical contact with any non-medical personnel, but they will have phone and email access.

The soldiers were part of a military program meant to build housing and provide other facilities for Ebola doctors and patients. Those who returned this week were part of a group of 150 soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion who departed in November from Fort Carson, near Colorado Springs.

About 50 soldiers from the group remain in West Africa .

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