Scathing Report Calls Lab Safety at CDC 'Insufficient'

March 20, 2015 8:45 PM

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Scathing Report Calls Lab Safety at CDC 'Insufficient'

A new public report from outside experts assessing laboratory safety at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) comes down severely on the government agency.

In 2014 and early 2015, the CDC was the site of a series of mishaps, from a lab technician the agency thought was potentially exposed to live Ebola virus through an accidental tube swap to the possible release of anthrax. In response, the agency formed an external laboratory safety workgroup to asse...

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