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October 16th, 2014
06:00 PM ET

Democratic lawmaker: Appointing an Ebola czar a good idea

(CNN) – Republican lawmakers have called on the White House to name an Ebola 'czar,' someone to lead the country's response to the deadly disease.

"It is a good idea, because it's not the only crisis, or the problem that we face," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois.
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October 16th, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Enhanced screening underway at 5 U.S. airports

(CNN) – Enhanced screening for Ebola at international airports in the D.C. region, Atlanta, Newark, and Chicago started Wednesday morning. New York's John F. Kennedy airport began enhanced screenings over the weekend.

The five major international airports are taking a careful look at anyone coming from three West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering new ways to make sure someone infected with the deadly virus doesn't board a commercial plane.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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October 16th, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Dallas mayor: We're planning for more Ebola patients

(CNN) – Dallas is preparing for more Ebola cases, says Mayor Mike Rawlings.

"I'm planning that we may have another case or two of this," Rawlings said in an interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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