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Today's Headlines - 7/22/2014
U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The CDC disclosed the bird flu incident as part of an internal investigation into the agency's ...
CDC says it 'may never know' cause of bird flu mishap
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.
US lab mixes up potent flu strain
A US govt laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu.
Dominic Bird a no show in Perth
Australian Dominic Bird has failed to show up in Perth after he was acquitted of drugs charges in Malaysia.
US lab mixed up potent flu strain
A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox vials at separate US government labs, and raised new concerns about the safety of dangerous agents which could be used as bioterror weapons. No one was ...
US anthrax investigation reveals bird flu mishap
A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says.
CDC Closes Labs After Anthrax, Bird Flu and Small Pox Scares
Days after the discovery of small pox vials in a NIH medical laboratory in Bethesda, the Center For Disease Control announced Friday that labs connected to anthrax and bird flu scares would be temporarily closed.  “These events should never have happened,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a call with reporters Friday. The revelations came in an internal report ordered last month after 84 ...
Pneumonia, swine flu outbreaks in immigrant children trouble border
Officials have been working to control outbreaks of pneumonia and swine flu among the unaccompanied children who illegally crossed into the U.S. at the Mexico border, reports The Washington Free Beacon .  Nearly 600 children being housed at the Naval Base Ventura County, located north of Los Angeles, have been ...
U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses
Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an internal probe found multiple failures by individual scientists and a lack of agency ...
US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu
A US-based Japanese scientist said Wednesday he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system. The research on the 2009 H1N1 virus at a high-security lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison has not yet been published, but was first made public July 1 by the Independent newspaper in London. The article described ...

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