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C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents
New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Posted on 07/11/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

After back-to-back potentially serious laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced on Friday that they had closed the flu and anthrax laboratories of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs.

The accidents, and the C.D.C.'s emphatic response to them, could have important implications for other laboratories around the world engaged in research into dangerous viruses and bacteria.

If the C.D.C — which the agency’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called “the reference laboratory to the world” — had multiple accidents that could have, in theory, killed not just laboratory staff members but even people in the wider public, there will undoubtedly be calls for more stringent controls on other university, military and private laboratories that handle dangerous pathogens.

One of the accidents, in which as many as 75 C.D.C. employees were potentially exposed to live anthrax, was revealed last month. The second, disclosed on Friday, related to the cross-contamination of a flu sample with a dangerous H5N1 bird flu strain.

In addition to those two accidents, Dr. Frieden also announced on Friday that two of six vials of smallpox recently found stored in a National Institutes of Health laboratory since 1954 contained live virus capable of infecting people.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: anthrax; cdc; flu; h1n1; influenza; nih; obamasfault; smallpox

1 posted on 07/11/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

So we can close the CDC labs but not the border?


2 posted on 07/11/2014 10:41:33 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Second Amendment First
At the C.D.C., laboratory workers who knowingly failed to follow lab procedures or failed to report incidents will be disciplined, he said.

Paid vacation?

3 posted on 07/11/2014 10:42:16 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Gamecock

They can’t even control lethal microorganisms in locked laboratories run by elite scientists.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

So it is the CDC and the NIH which Obama has also managed to wreck. Good work Hussein! Is there anything he hasn’t wrecked yet?


5 posted on 07/11/2014 10:51:53 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

We’ll be finding out for years to come.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 11:00:49 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Now, if we could get the U.N. to close it’s toxic (social experiment) labs.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Second Amendment First; Chode; SgtBob
But “we are from the govt and here to help” AND we want to run all your healthcare too.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG????

Now everybody, 1,2,3- kumbya, kumbya, NO WAIT!

One more time, 1,2,3- let's buy the world some coke, CRAP!!! a coke...

hey zer0- twist up one of them doobie’s from the stuff you got in Denver

8 posted on 07/11/2014 12:34:47 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Ping...

I guess the feds want to be completely ready for the pathogens hitching a ride with the wave of Obama invitees.

9 posted on 07/11/2014 2:16:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mabarker1
100%
10 posted on 07/11/2014 2:58:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


11 posted on 07/11/2014 6:25:50 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


12 posted on 07/11/2014 8:58:14 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“s! Disease! Spreading the Disease!
With some help from Capt. Tripps,
He’ll bring the world down to it’s knees!”

- Anthrax - Among the Living
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sw6QwJy9gBc#t=97


13 posted on 07/12/2014 9:48:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: PghBaldy

Kenyans who grow up in Indonesia can wreck ANYTHING. And to think one of them won the presidency twice , , ,


14 posted on 07/12/2014 10:35:54 PM PDT by Baladas
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