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APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease
APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease

When the Army scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground arrived in Liberia six weeks ago, their commander said, it was not uncommon for rural Ebola patients to wait several days for blood test results. Laboratories in the capital of Monrovia were overwhelmed, Col. Patrick Garman said. Rural areas didn't have labs. And the roads between the two are often treacherous, making transport of samples difficult. The 22 members of the Army's 1st Area Medical Laboratory team got to work doing what they are trained to do: establishing safe laboratory spaces in low-resource settings. They've completed three such labs, converted from old buildings, and are set to open a fourth in the...

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