Feds’ Investigation Reveals Even More Safety Lapses At Anthrax Lab – 14 July 2014

RT logoYet another federal investigation has concluded that major safety lapses were evident when more than 80 lab workers with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were exposed to live anthrax bacteria last month.

On Monday this week, Reuters reported that a second probe — this one conducted by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) — found serious flaws with the way germs that carry anthrax, a potentially fatal disease, were handled by CDC workers.

Last month, RT reported that as many as 84 scientists work at an Atlanta, Georgia DC facility may have been exposed to anthrax bacteria due to the absence of proper safety procedures. At the time, the CDC announced on its own that these lapses may have allowed dozens of employees to possibly be exposed while working in what was supposed to be a high-level bio-security lab.

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