CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples

July 24, 2014 5:51 PM

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CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resuming shipments of some dangerous biological samples to and from one of its high-security labs less than two weeks after imposing a moratorium in the wake of serious safety lapses with anthrax and bird flu, the agency announced Thursday.

After an "intensive" review by the CDC's internal lab safety improvement working group, CDC Director Tom Frieden has lifted the moratorium on shipments of certain samples involving its Clinical Tuberculosis Laboratory, the agency said in a news release.

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