U.S. Ebola Commander Quarantined by Pentagon

A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated Ebola training session

A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated Ebola training session / AP

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The U.S. general appointed to oversee America’s fight against Ebola in West Africa has been quarantined in Italy with at least 10 other Americans upon returning from the disease-stricken continent.

Major General Darryl A. Williams, who was appointed head of the U.S. command center in Liberia that coordinates the response to Ebola, was isolated along with several other Americans over the weekend, CNN reports.

The General’s "plane was met on the ground by Italian authorities ‘in full CDC gear,’" a U.S. official was quoted as telling CNN.

Williams and the others will now be monitored for 21 days at a U.S. military compound in Italy, according to the report.

Williams was appointed about a month ago to head the United States’ military command center coordinating efforts to combat Ebola from a station in Liberal.

"He arrived today and is now on the ground in Liberia," Obama said in mid-September when the center was announced. "Our forces are going to bring their expertise in command and control, logistics, and engineering, and our armed services are better at that than any organization on earth."