Skip to comments.C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents
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 agencys 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 agencys 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.
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So we can close the CDC labs but not the border?
They can’t even control lethal microorganisms in locked laboratories run by elite scientists.
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?
We’ll be finding out for years to come.
Now, if we could get the U.N. to close it’s toxic (social experiment) labs.
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
I guess the feds want to be completely ready for the pathogens hitching a ride with the wave of Obama invitees.
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You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!
“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
Kenyans who grow up in Indonesia can wreck ANYTHING. And to think one of them won the presidency twice , , ,