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CDC mishandles live Ebola Virus, leaving a Technician exposed

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) cannot get their act together. Instead of giving a dead Ebola virus for observation by technicians in their Atlanta, Georgia headquarters, the CDC mistakenly sent a live sample to an ill-equipped lab. Now the technician is being monitored for the next 21 days, which is the virus’s incubation period. […]

Lab mistake may have exposed CDC worker to Ebola virus

A laboratory error at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta may have exposed a lab technician to the deadly Ebola virus, federal officials said Wednesday. The error occurred when the high-security lab accidentally...Show More Summary

Potential Ebola Exposure At CDC Lab

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The transfer of material from an Ebola virus experiment from one Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab to another earlier this week may have exposed one lab technician to the virus, after it was discovered that the transferred material may have contained live virus, the agency reported Wednesday.

Atlanta lab technician may have been exposed to Ebola: CDC

A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure.

CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure in lab error

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

CDC monitors lab worker for possible exposure to Ebola virus

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A lab worker may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, adding that the accident is under investigation. The technician is not currently showing any symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed more than...

A CDC error may have exposed a technician to Ebola

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention technician may have been exposed to live Ebola virus after a laboratory error discovered on Tuesday. The CDC will also check whether other employees were exposed to the virus and will monitor the exposed technician for 21 days, the length of the disease's incubation period. Show More Summary

CDC Worker Potentially Exposed to Ebola After Lab Mistake

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

The Centers for Disease Control warned today of potential exposure to Ebola in one of its labs after what appears to have been a mistake.

CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap

A technician at a government laboratory is being monitored for exposure to Ebola after material that may have contained a live virus was mistakenly moved, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

OH GOODY: CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab. “As many as a dozen scientists may …

OH GOODY: CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab. “As many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday. The potential exposure took place Monday when scientists conducting research on the virus at […]

CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

As many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Friday.The potential exposure took place Monday when scientists conducting...Show More Summary

Indie Video Game 'I'm Positive' Looks At What It's Like Getting A Positive HIV Test Result - WATCH

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

I’m Positive is the indie-developed, retro-styled video game that won the Center for Disease Control’s “Health Game Jam” earlier this year. The game is simple, cross platform, and designed to give you the experience of learning that you’re HIV positive...

Caramel Apples Linked to Listeria Outbreak

Five people have died. Don't touch that caramel apple: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning consumers about commercially produced caramel apples this season, and until further notice. The candy-coated apples commonly found...Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on Ebola, Smoking, and Mission Creep at the CDC

3 days agoNews : Reason

Before Tom Frieden became director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009, his wo nemeses were tuberculosis and smoking. Although both are commonly described as threats to "public health," they differ in ways that may help explain the CDC's stumbles in dealing with Ebola. Show More Summary

Family Sues Safeway After Mother Death’s Linked To Listeria-Contaminated Caramel Apple Sold At Store

Last week officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers to avoid eating prepackaged caramel apples left over from the fall following reports that 29 people fell ill and three died after consuming the sweet treats that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly bacteria listeria. Show More Summary

New Tick-Borne 'Bourbon Virus' Discovered in Kansas After Infected Man Dies; CDC, Doctors Don't Know How to Stop It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently announced the discovery of a new tick-borne disease in Kansas called the Bourbon virus after concluding that it may have killed a man in Bourbon County this summer.

Medicaid enrollments have surged even in non-expansion states

Idaho is the poster child for states that have refused Medicaid expansion, and still seen surging enrollments, according to new survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's thanks to the "woodwork effect,"Show More Summary

Newly discovered tick-borne ‘Bourbon virus’ responsible for the death of Kansas man: CDC

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death of a Kansas man over the summer was caused by an incurable ailment called the “Bourbon virus,” KSHB reports. John Seested of Fort Scott, Kansas died over the summer from organ failure after he was bitten by a...

Five Dead, 21 Hospitalized, After Eating Tainted Caramel Apples

Five people are dead and 21 hospitalized after consuming tainted pre-packaged caramel apples. The 28 people, in 10 states, were infected with listeria after eating the caramel apples. According to the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, they are collaborating with public health officials in several states and with the U.S. Show More Summary

Caramel Apple Recall: What You Need to Know About Listeria

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting that at least 28 people in 10 states have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes, a bug that causes flu-like symptoms and is particularly dangerous to children and the elderly. While...Show More Summary

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