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CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two labs and had imposed a moratorium on shipping deadly pathogens. The announcement of the previously undisclosed incidents comes days after the CDC said scientists had discovered six vials of the smallpox virus in an unused storage room at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Md. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Dangerous germs: In the July 12 Section A, an article about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closing...

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