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Lawmakers ask for clarity on 101st deployment

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Seven Republican Tennessee lawmakers are asking the Defense Department to clarify the mission of Fort Campbell soldiers who were sent to Africa to help stem the Ebola virus.

The 101st Airborne Division took command on Saturday of an operation to build Ebola care centers in the West African nation of Liberia as part of the U.S. military's mission aimed at building care centers and training health care workers. The goal is to stop the spread of the virus.

The Leaf-Chronicle ( reports U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and six others asked for more information about the scope of the mission and how soldiers based at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line will be protected from the disease.

Ebola has infected more than 7,470 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia and killed more than 3,400.

Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle,

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