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CDC anthrax problem: Head of bioterror lab reassigned
CDC anthrax problem: Head of bioterror lab reassigned

After a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta might have exposed more than 80 CDC staff members to anthrax, the lab’s director has been temporarily reassigned, the agency confirmed. The director of the Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory “has been temporarily detailed pending the results of the investigation” into the possible anthrax exposure, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes said in an email Monday. He would not reveal the director’s name.   The CDC’s internal investigation is expected to end in early July, and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture may conclude this week, he said. A failure to follow established...

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