External advisory panel scores CDC low on lab security and staff training

March 20, 2015 8:23 PM

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A team of safety experts that was contracted to evaluate lab techniques and procedural operations at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as scored the health agency low in areas of lab safety, staff training, and biosafety among other professional requirements.

The external safety advisory panel was composed of 11 renowned experts in lab research, biosafety, and lab science, and they evaluated the proficiency of CDC in these areas before scoring them low, saying CDC’s lab practices and biosafety standards are inadequate, inconsistent, and also insufficient...

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