CDC technician may have been exposed to Ebola due to lab error: NY Times

December 24, 2014 10:23 PM

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(Reuters) - A technician at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus due to a laboratory error, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing federal officials.

The worker will be monitored for signs of infection for 21 days, the disease's incubation period, and a group of fewer than 12 other employees who entered the lab where the mistake happened will also be assessed for exposure, the newspaper said.

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