CDC lab technician possibly exposed to Ebola, agency says

December 24, 2014 9:35 PM

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab technician may have been exposed to the Ebola virus earlier this week following a mishap at an Atlanta facility, the agency said Wednesday afternoon.

The accident, which occurred on Tuesday, happened when two sets of vials in the laboratory -- one containing an active sample of the deadly virus, one containing an inactive sample -- got mixed up, officials said. The experiment material was on a sealed plate, but it wasn't supposed to be moved into...

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