Found out my niece is getting shipped to Africa

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  1. Torch

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    ,She's assigned to the medical unit at FT.Hood and they got picked to try and help with this Ebola mess,crappy assignment.....
     
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    The American military doesn't get the credit it deserves for helping out in humanitarian crises from the media here in Europe. They are always praising the UN for having meetings and talking about a crisis while your guys have boots on the ground actually doing something practical.

    Good luck and Godspeed to your niece.
     
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    Apparently the Brit military is also sending teams to Africa. I wish all involved (military and civilian of all nations) who are trying to stem this epidemic the greatest of success and best wishes for their safety.

    "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend."
     
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    Crappy assignment it maybe but it needs to be done else we could have a pandemic on our hands.

    Wish all the best to all those going out there to help.
     
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    Man that's tough, but a big :salute: to those that stand the line.
     
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    Good luck to your niece. The 'West' always seems to jump in with help for disasters, medical emergencies etc. Then next thing, the countries helped out are biting the hand that literally feeds them.
     
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    Best of luck to your niece!
     
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    Seconded and my thanks for her service.
     
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    Good luck to your niece. It's not only dangerous, but mentally very demanding. My hat off to everyone trying to help there.
     
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    My salute to all those going to help. Give your niece our best wishes and thanks for everything she and her unit does.
     
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    Good luck to her, I hope she comes home safe. Why is the "west" usually only USA and UK doesn't China Russia Germany South America and the Arab world have any Medics? Are any Africans raiding their Swiss bank accounts to help? The UK is sending a team of 750. I hope the people involved have limited success, it wouldn't be a disaster if ISIL had an outbreak.
     
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    Best of luck to your niece mate, and to everyone else who is going aswell.
     
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    Thanks all. Hope all that go return safely and healthy...
     
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    Hmm, Dutch and Belgian medics have been there since the beginning as part of Doctors without Borders. I know for sure tha Spain have a lot of people there (2 died in Madrid, remember), so I don't think it's a UK/US effort only.
     
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    Best wishes to your niece, her team, and all that go to help control this disease from spreading.
     
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    My best wishes for your niece and her team. May they all return safely when their job is done.
     
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    German Dr.'s and medics as well. A friend of mine has been there for a few weeks. She has posted some interesting photos on facebook...
     
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    #19 Marcel, Oct 10, 2014
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    That's what I mean. Why do some people think that only the UK and the US ever help anywhere? Is it because their media is just the loudest? Seems like unfair to all those other nationalities.

    Your friend came back safely I presume?
    Didn't read this at first, but this is a very bad statement. Have you any idea what ebola means? It's a fast mutating philovirus. It eats you alive. Cell membranes are dissolved while the virus tries to spread itself. You bleed to death into yourself. When you die, you're body is hardly holding together and has turned into a sack with highly contaguous fluids. It's worse than burning to death. I would not whish that illness to the worst of enemies. It's also highly contaguous. If the IS gets hold of that, you can be sure it'll be spread over the world. Will be worse than the Spanish flu.
     
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    Yes she is back and fine. I hope to see her next week.
     
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