Friday, July 11, 2014

CDC Shuts 2 Labs After Another Dangerous Gaffe - New one involves dangerous strain of bird flu

Hello? Anyone awake? Anyone?

CDC Shuts 2 Labs After Another Dangerous Gaffe - New one involves dangerous strain of bird flu: (NEWSER) – Another day, another report of a potentially deadly lab mistake by the CDC. The latest one, involving bird flu, has prompted CDC chief Tom Frieden to shut down two research labs temporarily and to halt the shipment of risky germs, reports AP. The bird flu mistake actually happened in May but didn't get reported to senior CDC officials until this week. It seems a CDC lab contaminated a sample of relatively harmless H9N2 bird flu with the far more dangerous H5N1 strain before shipping it out to an Agriculture Department lab, reports the New York Times. The second lab realized the mistake quickly, and officials don't think anybody got contaminated.
But it gets worse.

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