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The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia
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Brenda Fitzgerald, second from right, Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner, and Gov. Nathan Deal, right, respond to questions about Ebola victims under treatment at Emory University Hospital and stepped up efforts to screen for Ebola among travelers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport during the governor's visit to Georgia Tech Thursday in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate. Republican Senate hopeful David Perdue was among the early advocates for banning travel to the U.S. from the West African region where Ebola has killed more than 4,500 people.
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