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U.S. CDC Director Tom Frieden testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and...
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden (C) testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab
Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. Flanking Frieden are Joseph Henderson (L), deputy director of the CDC's Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Jere Dick, associate deputy administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The subcommittee is examining dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax.
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faulted a "dangerous pattern" of safety lapses at government laboratories handling deadly pathogens such as anthrax and avian flu, calling for an overhaul of controls at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)