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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — No one in New Jersey has been diagnosed with Ebola, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state is prepared for anything that comes its way but urged caution against overhyping the threat.

Christie on Wednesday announced the creation of a joint response team to coordinate Ebola preparedness in the state. The group will oversee the state’s response to the outbreak.

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all flights arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries must arrive at one of five specific U.S. airports with adequate Ebola screening stations in place.

Starting Oct. 22, any flights arriving from the Ebola-ravaged region of Africa must stop at Newark, Washington Dulles, Atlanta, New York’s JFK or Chicago O’Hare.

By Dr. Patricia Campbell
Assistant Provost of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation at American Public University System

Ebola is more than a potential endemic; it is a prime example of the importance of viewing “security” much more broadly than traditional definitions, which have focused on power, military might, and defensive and offensive capabilities.