Biosecurity Breaches at the CDC

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Federal health officials have disclosed breaches of safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s own laboratories. The latest safety breach involves avian flu which could be even more serious than the anthrax shipped from one lab to another, or the vials of smallpox found in an unused storage room. Even Director Dr. Thomas Frieden says it may be time to reduce the number of labs working with some of the planet’s most dangerous microbes. Sharon Begley is reporting the story for the Reuters News Service.

Credits

Guest:
Sharon Begley - Reuters - @sxbegle

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Evan George, Katie Cooper