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Aberdeen soldiers drawing lessons from Ebola deployment for Pentagon disease fighters

Aberdeen soldiers drawing lessons from Ebola deployment for Pentagon disease fighters

Operating out of rapidly erected labs or in borrowed space in hospitals, a specialized Army team from Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground showed how quickly they could diagnose infection with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.

Almost a year after that deployment, soldiers with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory are still combing over the experience, looking to share tips that might help the Army better respond to disease outbreaks in the future.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Boggess said successfully going overseas and carrying out a significant mission has helped raise the profile of the unit within the military.

"The deployment got our name around a bit more," he said....

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