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NEWS | April 1, 2015

USFK participates in the Highly Infectious Disease Exercise with ROK counterparts

U.S. Forces Korea participated in the Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise, a Korean Center of Disease Control and Prevention-led exercise Mar. 31. The exercise provided ROK and US interagency and military participants training on responding to a simulated Ebola case.

The focus of this exercise is to improve the ROK-US Alliance's ability to identify, respond and transport a simulated Ebola patient by employing a whole-of-government approach through bilateral cooperative engagements. Although the scenario for this exercise is Ebola, the lessons are applicable for other emerging events with highly infectious agents.

The exercise occurred on the U.S. Yongsan Army Garrison and ROK Armed Forces Capital Hospital.

Interagency coordination and participation from both the ROK and U.S. was exercised during the Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise. There was participation from KCDC, public health centers from Yongsan-gu, Seoul, and Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi Province, ROK Armed Forces Medical Command, Korean Armed Forces Capital Hospital and U.S. Forces Korea.

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