OK, based on the spawnling/spawn cycle I think it makes sense for us to roll out the same teams tomorrow - as much as they are intact - and have the doctor take a look at one of those people. If they are healthy then they have gotten through two away missions. If they are spawnling, they can probably be cured. And if they are spawn then we are getting rid of an enemy.
I know this is contrary to the plan of scanning the officers. I'm willing to put myself out there for a day trip today if people think I'm angle-shooting with my thought process here.
I would rather be able to interrogate folks during the day than go on missions as we get later into the game but I'll forego that early if needed to allay any potential suspicion about my intentions.