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CDC reports potential exposure

24 Dec, 2014

The CDC reports that as many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed in a lab in Atlanta. They mistakenly transfered a sample from a high-security lab to another lab in the building. CDC director Frieden:

We are monitoring the health of one technician who could possibly have been exposed and I have directed that there be a full review of every aspect of the incident and that CDC take all necessary measures. Thousands of laboratory scientists in more than 150 labs throughout CDC have taken extraordinary steps in recent months to improve safety. No risk to staff is acceptable, and our efforts to improve lab safety are essential — the safety of our employees is our highest priority