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Langley-Eustis airmen deployed to bring relief to Ebola-stricken nations

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Sep 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-27 06:58:35-04

Eustis, Va. – Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis deployed in support of Operation United Assistance on Friday September 26 as an international effort to bring relief to Ebola-stricken African nations.

This team worked with the World Health Organization as well as other international groups in the hopes of containing the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Accompanied by the Expeditionary Medical Support System (EMEDS), the focus of the deployment will be on training healthcare professionals and setting up the facilities and support team. The goal is to treat a population risk of up to 6,500.

Containing the disease is the primary goal. Once the facility is setup, treatment provided by the EMEDS will help treat aid workers who could have fallen victim to the disease.

The Air Force will also have a helping hand in containment by providing supplies and packages that’ll cater to specific Ebola treatment needs.

For updates on this mission, visit www.jble.af.mil.

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