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NFL sends information on Ebola to all teams

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL has sent a newsletter outlining the basic facts about the Ebola virus to all team doctors and trainers for distribution to players and staff.

The league said Wednesday the newsletter was written by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, the league’s infectious disease consultants, and sent to the league’s 32 teams on Monday.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday in an email the newsletter was informational.

The two doctors who signed the newsletter advised teams that they did not need to screen players or staff to make sure they have not had close contact with anyone who traveled to or from areas where Ebola is now endemic.

 

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