CDC bioterror lab chief resigns, was reassigned after anthrax scare

July 24, 2014 4:58 PM

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The director who oversaw a government bioterror lab involved in the potential exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax resigned Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed.

Michael Farrell, head of the CDC’s Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, was reassigned last month amid fallout of revelations that the deadly pathogen was mishandled, potentially exposing dozens of workers.

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