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Health workers,  attend to patients that contracted the Ebola virus,  at a clinic  in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
Health workers, attend to patients that contracted the Ebola virus, at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
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WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks.

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Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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US colleges may screen West African students for Ebola

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the  Ebola virus in Liberia.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus in Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Health worker examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Health worker examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
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NewLink Genetics: Ready to test Ebola vaccine

An Iowa drug developer is preparing to test a possible Ebola vaccine in humans, as scientists race to develop ways to prevent or fight a virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak.

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Health worker examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Health worker examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
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Spanish priest dies of Ebola; UN debates treatment ethics

MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments.

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Workers have their temperature taken before entering the Freeport area, an important commercial port facility, Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Workers have their temperature taken before entering the Freeport area, an important commercial port facility, Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000.

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Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone July 27.  (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)
Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone July 27. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)
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Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The Liberian government says it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat doctors in the West African country.

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Nancy Writebol, an American aid worker from North Carolina who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/(AP Photo/The Journal & Constitution, John Spink)
Nancy Writebol, an American aid worker from North Carolina who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/The Journal & Constitution, John Spink)
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CentraState: No threat of Ebola for isolated patient

A patient that had recently returned from Africa and was in isolation at CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold after exhibiting flu-like symptoms has been released from the hospital. A spokesperson for the medical center said testing for Ebola was not deemed necessary.

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Information seen as key to calming Ebola concerns

The individual admitted to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold a couple of days ago, who was placed in isolation because there were fears the person might have the deadly Ebola virus, has been released from the hospital.

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Mount Sinai Medical Center where a male patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms is undergoing testing for the Ebola virus following a recent trip to West Africa, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mount Sinai Medical Center where a male patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms is undergoing testing for the Ebola virus following a recent trip to West Africa, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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NY hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials in New York City say a man who recently visited West Africa and had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms does not have the Ebola virus.

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