Nation
Special Report: The FBI sting that tore apart a small town

Topics

Bioterrorism
Second investigation of CDC anthrax lapse finds more problems
Second investigation of CDC anthrax lapse finds more problems

Another federal investigation has found numerous safety problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s bioterrorism lab after a lapse last month that potentially exposed several dozen workers to anthrax, according to a House memo posted Monday. The problems included storing anthrax in unlocked refrigerators, transferring dangerous materials in Ziploc bags, and using expired disinfectants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture found. The findings were summarized in the memo, released before CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden testifies before a House panel Wednesday about last month’s anthrax incident. In June, the CDC said a problem at its main...

Loading