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ID:

677

Date:

2013-02-26

Headline:

CDC bioterror labs cited for security flaws in audits

Reporter's name:

Alison Young

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

USA Today

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) manages laboratories which conduct research on some of the most deadly pathogens, such as anthrax and the plague, but investigations conducted by the Inspector General (IG) (of the Department of Health and Human Services) found security concerns in reports from 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Notes:

USA Today used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the HHS IG’s reports; USA Today noted that “the CDC refuses to release copies of its lab inspection reports.”

Keywords:

bioterror, pathogen, Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, laboratories, inspector general, report, anthrax, plague, Bruce Ivins, Fred Upton, Henry Waxman

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/25/cdc-bioterror-labs-cited-for-security-failures-in-audits/1945933/


Agencies:

CDC
HHS

States:

CA
CO
DC
GA
MD
MI

Categories:

anthrax
national security
public health
terrorism
workplace safety


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