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Health workers bury the body of a woman suspected of having died of the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Health workers bury the body of a woman suspected of having died of the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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Ebola vaccine trials may launch in West Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) -- The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

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Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago
Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
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GOP governors: ‘Obamacare’ is here to stay

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the Affordable Care Act going away.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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First-week symptoms similar for Ebola and influenza

Flu season is underway across the U.S. and as fears about Ebola spread, it's possible that some people could confuse the two viruses since they both exhibit similar symptoms in the beginning.

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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci speaks at the White House about the U.S. Government's response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci speaks at the White House about the U.S. Government's response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon to form ‘ready’ team

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

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Texas Department of State Health Services document that healthcare workers with possible exposure to Ebola are being asked to sign.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Texas Department of State Health Services document that healthcare workers with possible exposure to Ebola are being asked to sign. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Dallas Ebolla case exposes health monitoring gaps

DALLAS (AP) -- The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk.

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(DOBphoto, ThinkStock)
(DOBphoto, ThinkStock)
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New test expected to identify more enterovirus cases

NEW YORK (AP) -- For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger.

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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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NJ health officials: Get flu shots early

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined health officials in recommending that all state residents get a flu shot - but now comes word some doctors are reporting shortages of vaccine.

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Ebola
Ebola (Mike Stone, Getty Images)
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Preparing NJ municipalities for Ebola

While it's very unlikely that any communities in New Jersey will have a case of Ebola, it is possible that one will, and that's why municipalities, public health professionals, first responders and law enforcement personnel need to be prepared in the event of potential exposure, according to a Garden State health official.

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Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
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Existing health protocols might not be enough for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) -- As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side.

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