Safety panel slams CDC after a series of terrifyingly dangerous lab mistakes

March 20, 2015 1:16 PM

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Safety panel slams CDC after a series of terrifyingly dangerous lab mistakes

A panel of safety experts has ripped the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after a series of high-profile and dangerous mistakes last year alone involving Ebola, anthrax, and bird flu.

One mistake involved the Ebola virus and another involved anthrax, which prompted Tom Frieden, the head of the agency, to tell Congress that he was dealing with those safety concerns and had convened the panel to review the CDC’s practices, according to a UPI report.

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