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CDC safety lapses shut 2 labs, stop shipments

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.<br /> <br /> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shut down two of its laboratories where the recent safety lapses took place.<br /> <br /> One of the closed labs was involved an incident last month that could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax. No one was reported ill.<br /> <br /> In an incident earlier this year, the CDC said another of its labs accidentally contaminated a sample of conventional flu virus with a deadly bird flu germ. That sample was then sent to another government lab.<br /> <br /> CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced the actions Friday.<br /> <br /> ---<br /> <br /> Online:<br /> <br /> CDC: http://www.cdc.gov<br />
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