Christie announces Ebola response team

Gov. Chris Christie says he has signed an executive order to create an Ebola virus joint response team to coordinate on Ebola preparedness in the state.

He also said at a news conference Wednesday morning that there is no indication that a West African passenger taken to a Newark hospital Tuesday has been infected by the virus.

Christie says he anticipates the patient who had reported symptoms or having potential exposure to the virus will be released from the hospital after he is interviewed by the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC said Tuesday the man was taken to Newark’s University Hospital for evaluation.

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No patients have been diagnosed with Ebola in New Jersey.

Newark Liberty is one of five airports the Obama administration now requires all U.S.-bound passengers from West Africa to pass through.

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