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CDC Lab Safety ‘Inconsistent And Insufficient,’ Independent Panel Says

Christian Science Monitor: CDC commitment to safety ‘inconsistent and insufficient,’ report finds
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency dealing with Ebola, anthrax, measles, avian flu, and other issues involving public health, has come under fire for what a panel of experts says are inadequate lab safety practices and procedures. The independent panel was named last year after a series of safety lapses at CDC facilities, including the accidental exposure of 80 unprotected workers to pathogenic anthrax at CDC’s Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced Technology lab in June…” (Knickerbocker, 3/20).

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