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A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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No sign of Ebola in CDC lab worker feared exposed Dec. 22

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say a federal laboratory technician who was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus did not get sick.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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As flu spreads across US, CDC pushes antiviral meds

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines.

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Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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CDC: Flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon.

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A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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CDC monitors a lab technician for possible Ebola exposure

ATLANTA (AP) -- A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said.

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Bill requires more suicide prevention training for teachers

The latest statistics compiled by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2010 indicated New Jersey had the third lowest suicide rate in the country, but that doesn't mean suicide isn't a serious issue.

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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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(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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An ambulance departs Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Interstate 75, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. to transport an American infected with the Ebola virus to Emory University hospital. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
An ambulance departs Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Interstate 75, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. to transport an American infected with the Ebola virus to Emory University hospital. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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CDC head says US doctor with Ebola shows improvement

An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

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This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
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Ebola outbreak in Africa; Is there risk to US?

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based here in Atlanta, shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based here in Atlanta, shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

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