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Holly Waller, LRN, removes protective gear Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C. All hospital staff take protective measures to keep staff and patients safe, as more attention is focused on diseases like Ebola. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Janet S. Carter)
Holly Waller, LRN, removes protective gear Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C. All hospital staff take protective measures to keep staff and patients safe, as more attention is focused on diseases like Ebola. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Janet S. Carter)
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Christie: NJ Hospitals and Newark airport ready for Ebola

There have not been any cases of Ebola diagnosed or confirmed in New Jersey, but health officials are preparing for the possibility.

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Bed frames are laid out to be used at a newly built MSF, 'Doctors Without Borders',  Ebola treatment center in the city of Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
Bed frames are laid out to be used at a newly built MSF, 'Doctors Without Borders', Ebola treatment center in the city of Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
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Two Ebola outbreaks in Africa have different sources

A second, smaller Ebola outbreak has been going on in Africa, and a new study shows it has a different source in nature than the massive epidemic raging now in the western part of the continent.

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Dallas Police patrol the entrance to The Village Bend East apartments where a second healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Police patrol the entrance to The Village Bend East apartments where a second healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

NEW YORK (AP) -- A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area. She has now been diagnosed with Ebola and officials are now contacting other passengers on the plane.

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(Siniša Botaš, ThinkStock)
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Ocean County towns get federal funds to fight drug abuse

A federal grant is funding anti-drug programs in municipalities hit especially hard by the heroin epidemic.

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Why is Enterovirus D-68 spreading now?

As D-68 continues to spread, many parents are wondering why so many young children are getting sick now.

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A copy of Thomas Eric Duncan's medical records from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, provided by Thomas Eric Duncan's family to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
A copy of Thomas Eric Duncan's medical records from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, provided by Thomas Eric Duncan's family to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Dallas Ebola victim had temperature of 103 in first ER visit

DALLAS (AP) -- Thomas Eric Duncan's temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room - a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system, his medical records show.

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Enterovirus and children: What you should know

A respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D-68 is being blamed for serious breathing problems as well as muscle weakness and, in some cases, paralysis. The illness has spread across a number of states, including New Jersey, where it claimed the life of a four-year-old preschool student in Hamilton.

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A United Airlines jet sits parked at Newark Liberty International Airport
A United Airlines jet sits parked at Newark Liberty International Airport (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. The screening will include having their temperatures taken.

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West Africans in New Jersey address Ebola threat

Considering themselves the first line of defense, New Jersey's West African communities are taking special precautions to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from coming to the Garden State.

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Josephus Weeks, center, nephew of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday. Duncan died Wednesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Josephus Weeks, center, nephew of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday. Duncan died Wednesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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A guide to the latest Ebola developments

One of the two Ebola patients hospitalized in the United States died Wednesday, a little over a week after he was diagnosed with the deadly infectious disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa and recently emerged in the U.S. and Europe.

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