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911 call released in fire that killed Cooper CEO

10-15-14
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Audio from a 911 call reporting the fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife indicates that a neighbor heard banging coming from inside the house shortly before first ...

Obama cancels Thursday travel to monitor Ebola

10-15-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York Thursday to remain at the White House and monitor the government's Ebola response. The change in plans marks the second day in a row that Obama put ...

Christie announces $12M for addiction treatment

10-15-14
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his public push against drug addiction. The Republican governor announced more than $12 million in new funding for addiction treatment and prevention programs during a news conference ...
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Protective Gear Protocol for Stopping Ebola

10-14-14
Health care workers at CarePoint Health Hoboken started mock Ebola drills to practice proper protocol for putting on and removing personal protective gear.
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Medical Director: All Physicians Should Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

10-14-14
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Pain Management Program Medical Director Dr. Iqbal Jafri says that all physicians should make an effort to use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to reduce the risk of overdose in patients.

NBC correspondent admits violation of quarantine

10-14-14
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman has admitted that some members of her crew violated a voluntary quarantine to protect against Ebola, a misstep that caused New Jersey health officials to make that quarantine mandatory. ...

Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports

10-14-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. Federal health officials say the entry screenings ...
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Jackson Township Increases Sanitizing Efforts

10-13-14
To prevent the spread of enterovirus D68, Jackson Township officials have ordered more sanitation efforts on playgrounds, recreation areas and municipal buildings.
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Bluetongue Virus Found in Deer for First Time in NJ

10-13-14
Two deer in New Jersey have died from bluetongue virus, which can be spread to livestock.

New Jersey enforces isolation order for NBC crew

10-11-14
New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The order went into effect Friday night after they say a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. Officials ...