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Wednesday February 10th, 2016 3:52AM

Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed something fishy. <br /> <br /> Officials on Friday released the results of an internal probe into the accident, which happened in January at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. <br /> <br /> A deadly strain of bird flu was accidentally mixed with a tamer strain. The mix was sent to another CDC lab in Atlanta and to an outside lab in Athens, Georgia. <br /> <br /> No one was sickened by bird flu. But unsuspecting scientists worked with the viral mix for months before it was discovered. <br /> <br /> CDC officials have called this the most worrisome in a series of lab safety problems at the government agency.
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