Lab Incidents Spark Safety Concerns

Saturday, June 4, 2016

 

Details of lab accidents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are raising safety concerns. The records were obtained by USA Today. The reports say the CDC suffered equipment failures in 2009 at a bio-safety lab with the highest level of containment and security. Some of the deadly diseases and viruses present at the level four lab do not have vaccines or treatment. According to the report the CDC tried to avoid reporting the problems to regulators. CDC officials say there was never any risk posed by the lab’s equipment failures. The federal health organization faced two congressional hearings after a series of high-profile lab incidents in 2014 involving Anthrax, Ebola, and a deadly strain of Avian Flu.

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