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National Edition News cover for October 18, 2014 - CDC big on bonuses, short on funding for Ebola: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUT

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Dr. Tom Frieden (right), director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies Oct. 16, 2014, on Capitol Hill in front of the House's Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Ebola diagnosing mistakes and protecting health care workers in Dallas. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that it is possible for health care workers to safely treat Ebola patients, but it is hard. In a new move, expert teams will be available to respond within hours to any new Ebola cases around the country. (Associated Press)

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUT

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** FILE ** Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Associated Press)

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"A blind spot [on public health] anywhere in the world is a risk to us," says Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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"A blind spot [on public health] anywhere in the world is a risk to us," says Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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FILE - In this May 18, 2009 photo, former New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden, right, addresses a City Hall news conference on the swine flu outbreak with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in New York. Now director of the CDC, Frieden has chosen six priorities _ winnable battles, he calls them. The six public health problems are smoking, AIDS, obesity/nutrition, teen pregnancy, auto injuries and health care infections. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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** FILE ** Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Associated Press)