INSIGHT-CDC didn't heed own lessons from 2004 anthrax scare

June 29, 2014 11:02 AM

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CHICAGO/NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - When a Maryland lab accidentally sent a batch of live anthrax to a children's hospital in California in 2004, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a team of investigators to make sure such an error never happened again.

This month, the CDC is investigating a nearly identical anthrax mixup - within its own highly secure Atlanta laboratories. The question of what to do is back.

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