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President Barack Obam with Ebola coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government's Ebola response at the White House, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obam with Ebola coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government's Ebola response at the White House, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

ATLANTA (AP) -- New federal Ebola response squads - likened to public health SWAT teams - are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.

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Ebola screening details revealed

State officials have released more details of the extra screening and staffing at Newark Liberty International Airport, one of five airports nationwide that are accepting travelers from three Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

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POLL: Are you concerned about contracting Ebola?

I got my flu shot, I constantly wash my hands till they’re raw. All the things I’ve been told we need to do to prevent the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus – albeit minimal at best.

Yet last night, a West African passenger was sent to a University Hospital in Newark after showing symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola

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WATCH: Video shows how media is hyping Ebola virus

Here's an interesting piece on how the media hypes things out of control.

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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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NJ schools ‘relatively quiet’ on Ebola

New Jersey schools, for the most part, have not yet sounded the alarm on the Ebola scare. That could change, however, if confirmed cases start popping up closer to home.

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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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Ron Klain (L) and actor Kevin Spacey attends the HBO Films premiere of "Recount" in 2008 (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Ron Klain (L) and actor Kevin Spacey attends the HBO Films premiere of "Recount" in 2008 (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Who is Ron Klain?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date.

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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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