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Anthrax scare is the latest safety lapse at CDC

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An incident that potentially exposed dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to anthrax is the latest in a series of safety problems at the Atlanta-based facility in recent years.

Earlier this month, lab workers at the CDC’s campus didn’t properly deactivate samples of deadly anthrax bacteria before sending them to lower-level labs to be used in experiments. Workers in the other labs also weren’t wearing adequate safety gear while handling the samples. Two or three employees who possibly came into contact with the bacteria have experienced colds or flulike symptoms, though no one has been diagnosed with anthrax, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said in an interview.

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