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Dr. Mariel Milan, right, joins other pediatric residents from the University of Mississippi Medical Center as they confer with state Sen. Will Longwitz, R-Madison, about childhood vaccinations during a visit to the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi has the highest measles immunization rate in the country for children entering kindergarten. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Nicole Lurie, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Surgeon General Dr. Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak sit down after being sworn in before testifying at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden speaks at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Capitol Hill for an update to the U.S. public health response to the Ebola Outbreak, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, said he concluded that the quarantine was necessary to protect public health and that he thinks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "eventually will come around to our point of view on this." (Associated Press)

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization's protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. (Associated Press)

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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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House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., and ranking member Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., right, listen to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, during a hearing on the incident last month at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab that handles bioterrorism agents. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) ** FILE **