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CDC Seeks More Than $400M To Build New High-Containment Research Laboratory

Associated Press: CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs
“Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down, and cannot be upgraded without shutting down the facility for years. The lab investigates deadly and exotic germs like Ebola, smallpox, and dangerous new forms of flu…” (Stobbe, 2/23).

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