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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a factor in heart attacks and a variety of other illnesses.

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Clinical trials on tap for possible Ebola vaccine

Posted: 11/13/2014 - Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says that if those new studies go well, health officials could know by the middle of 2015 whether or not there is an effective vaccine.

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Ebola threat puts hosptial's protocol to test

Posted: 11/03/2014 - An Ebola threat at Doctor's Hospital turns out to be nothing more than a false alarm. A man coming back from Africa in the past 24 hours showed signs of the virus, but was cleared by the CDC Wednesday night. News 12 visited the room where the patient was treated to show you how the protocol works.

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WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan

Posted: 10/24/2014 - If those trials prove effective, larger trials testing the vaccines in West Africa could begin as soon as December, Kieny said. She said five other possible Ebola vaccines should start testing in January.

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New test to cause spike in illness cases in kids

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Starting Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using a new, faster test which is expected to help the agency test four or five times more specimens per day that it has been.

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UN now training Ebola survivors to help with care

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Sarah Crowe has been back in New York for a week after five weeks in West Africa, and she began her briefing by announcing her current body temperature and holding up a bottle of hand sanitizer.

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Atlanta officials request Ebola action plan

Posted: 10/06/2014 - City Council on Monday approved a resolution requesting briefings from several departments including police, fire, aviation, parks and recreation, public works, waste services and watershed management.

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Mayor: New York City could handle Ebola outbreak

Posted: 10/06/2014 - Five Americans have returned to the U.S. from Africa for treatment since the start of the Ebola outbreak. A New York man treated for Ebola-like symptoms in August didn't have the virus.

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Hazardous material crew cleans quarantined Dallas apartment

Posted: 10/03/2014 - A hazardous-materials crew has been working at the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan had been staying. It's believed to have been collecting items worn or used by the man. He's listed in serious but stable condition at a Dallas hospital.

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Rabid racoon found in South Augusta

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The animal was found near the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Rollins Road, Walker said. Lab tests confirmed the rabies diagnosis.

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