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July 16, 2014

CDC Chief Pledges to Improve Safety After Biohazard Lapses

dw090929073 223x335 CDC Chief Pledges to Improve Safety After Biohazard Lapses

Frieden had to run the gauntlet of lawmakers Wednesday. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A recent incident during which staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was potentially exposed to anthrax is part of a larger pattern of “an insufficient culture of safety,” Director Thomas R. Frieden told a panel of House lawmakers Wednesday.

Frieden faced sharp questions from Republicans and Democrats about how the June incident and other episodes such as the shipment of influenza strains contaminated with a deadly flu virus to a Department of Agriculture laboratory were able to happen, as well as what steps are being taken to prevent future problems. Full story

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