Anthrax Scare Exposes Other Mistakes, Closes 2 Labs

July 12, 2014 6:31 PM

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Anthrax Scare Exposes Other Mistakes, Closes 2 Labs

Negligence at a CDC lab that exposed more than 80 federal employees to a live strain of deadly anthrax last month prompted an investigation that has revealed even more mistakes and dangerous incidents. In response, the federal agency has shut down two of its research labs and halted the shipment of lab samples.

The United States Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report today concluding an extended investigation into an anthrax exposure incident that was initially reported last June.

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