Health official suggests post using state resource

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – Tennessee’s top health department official is recommending that Fort Campbell use the state lab facility for testing for specific diseases, including Ebola.

Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, told a round table at the military post on Tuesday that the state lab is close to Fort Campbell and could provide assistance.

Some Fort Campbell troops recently deployed, as the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) assumed a role Saturday as the headquarters unit for the military mission in Liberia. The troops joined soldiers from all five services who are providing engineering, health care training and logistical support to USAID, the Armed Forces of Liberia, and the Government of Liberia.

The round table was held between military and civilian health administrators at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell.