Lucky break for lab worker in latest CDC safety blunder

January 14, 2015 5:57 PM

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Lucky break for lab worker in latest CDC safety blunder

Health officials say a federal lab technician who was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus as a result of a lab mishap last month did not get sick.

Ebola symptoms usually strike within three weeks of infection, and it has now been more than 21 days since the incident Dec. 22. Officials said Tuesday that the employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta hasn't shown any symptoms.

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