Anthrax Scare: Director of Lab Reassigned by CDC

June 24, 2014 3:29 AM

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Anthrax Scare: Director of Lab Reassigned by CDC

The first fallout from the anthrax (bacillus anthracis) scare which took place earlier this month has come to light. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has decided to reassign Michael Farrell, the director of the Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, which was responsible for the anthrax scare. Reuters broke the story as an exclusive getting confirmation from two separate CDC scientists who were not names because they didn’t have authority to speak with press.

The incident may have exposed as many as 84 scientists and workers in the CDC’s Atlanta facility to the potentially fatal bacteria. Although there’s no confirmation on where Farrell has been reassigned, the move took place while both the CDC and Department of Agriculture try to find out exactly what...

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