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Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)
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Ebola drug shows some promise in early tests

SEATTLE (AP) -- An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear.

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Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for Christmas Day services at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for Christmas Day services at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Queen Elizabeth II praises workers who fight Ebola

LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II will use her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa.

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Time Magazine cover for, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, announces the Ebola fighters as its Person of The Year for 2014
Time Magazine cover for, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, announces the Ebola fighters as its Person of The Year for 2014. (AP Photo/Time Magazine)
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Ebola fighters named Time ‘Person of the Year’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have been named Time's 2014 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday.

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Health screening for Muslim pilgrims boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the  in Lagos, Nigeria Sept. 18.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Health screening for Muslim pilgrims boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the in Lagos, Nigeria Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
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Health officials looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

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President Barack Obama during a Nov. 4 meeting on Ebola, at the White House. (Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama during a Nov. 4 meeting on Ebola, at the White House. (Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi, with health commissioner Mary O'Dowd, right, at Hackensack University Medical Center Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi, with health commissioner Mary O'Dowd, right, at Hackensack University Medical Center Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Continued confusion over NJ’s Ebola policy

There have been a lot of questions about New Jersey's official Ebola policy. Tuesday night, state health department officials were unable to provide written protocols regarding those arriving in the Garden State from Ebola regions in West Africa. Townsquare Media was instead directed to statements Gov. Chris Christie made recently and to statements released by his Administration.

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(Maddie Meyer, Getty Images Sport)
(Maddie Meyer, Getty Images Sport)
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No runners from Ebola-stricken nations in marathon

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Marathon organizers say they had no runners signed up for Sunday's race from the three West African countries stricken by Ebola.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, is interviewed in Washington, D.C., on "FOX News Sunday" by host Chris Wallace, Sunday.  (AP Photo/Fox News)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, is interviewed in Washington, D.C., on "FOX News Sunday" by host Chris Wallace, Sunday. (AP Photo/Fox News)
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Weekend debate over Ebola quarantine creates confusion in NJ, NY

A top federal official believes mandatory quarantines could discourage volunteerism, but the Christie administration said it will continue with the existing protocol.

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Kaci Hickox
Kaci Hickox (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)
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Nurse’s account of her Ebola quarantine raises concerns

NEWARK (AP) - The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program.

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Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola. (Photo AP/John Minchillo)
Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola. (Photo AP/John Minchillo)
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Officials: New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus.

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