CDC should tighten safety procedures with regard to Public Health

July 22, 2014 5:48 AM

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A costly mistake made by the researchers at an influenza lab has been considered “the most distressing” by CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. Fortunately there have been no cases reported of humans contacting the virus due to the series of safety breaches that have been exposed at the agency. There is deep concern that these types of lapses are occurring at a premier medical research facility. The employees were not wearing protecting gear in spite of working in conditions where the bacteria could have been exposed. Fortunately there have been no fatal cases reported and each one of the employees has received vaccine and antibiotics.

Shortly after the reports of mishandling of the live anthrax in June when dozens of lab workers were exposed to the pathogen, the news of possible cross-contamination of a dangerous bird flu strain with a harmless form of bird flu was brought to the notice of the U.S Centers for Disease Control and ...

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