Anthrax Scare Is Latest CDC Lab Security Lapse

June 20, 2014 6:50 PM

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Anthrax Scare Is Latest CDC Lab Security Lapse

An anthrax scare is the latest in a string of safety and security lapses at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency charged with preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

Roughly 84 workers at CDC's Atlanta headquarters may have been exposed to the deadly bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, after a breach at the agency's Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, the agency confirmed today. The number of workers being monitored for anthrax was revised...

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