U.S. CDC says to announce safety advisory panel by end of week

July 22, 2014 8:56 PM

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U.S. CDC says to announce safety advisory panel by end of week

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce its safety advisory panel later this week following breaches in its handling of anthrax and a deadly form of bird flu in recent weeks, the director of the agency said on Tuesday.

CDC's Dr Thomas Frieden told reporters the members of the panel will consist of biosecurity experts who have no ties to the agency.

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