CDC botches supervision of deadly flu virus

July 13, 2014 6:02 PM

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CDC botches supervision of deadly flu virus

The third recent mistake in the handling of pathogens is a “wake-up call,” says Centers for Disease Control head

In March researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture received a shipment of what they thought was a relatively harmless strain of animal flu from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was, in fact, highly pathogenic H5N1 flu virus. Months later the researchers only began to s...

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