U.S. Troops Returning From Ebola Missions Will Be Kept in Supervised Quarantine for 21 Days

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DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 12:  A man dressed in protective hazmat clothing leaves after treating the front porch and sidewalk of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. A female nurse working at Texas Heath Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the virus. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)
Photo: Mike Stone/Getty Images

U.S. troops returning from West Africa will be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days, according to the AP. There are currently about 1,000 troops on Ebola missions there. The new rule is stricter than the one applied to civilians returning from West Africa, but “President Barack Obama has made clear he feels the military’s situation is different from that of civilians, in part because troops are not in West Africa by choice.”