Senate panel calls on CDC to explain anthrax incident

June 24, 2014 1:29 AM

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Senate panel calls on CDC to explain anthrax incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate health panel on Monday called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a detailed explanation of a safety breach that exposed as many as 84 people at three CDC laboratories to live anthrax, a deadly pathogen.

In a letter to CDC Director Dr Tom Frieden, members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which oversees biomedical research and the CDC, requested a briefing and written explanation for the events that led to the exposure.

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