U. S. closes two laboratories after lethal bacteria scares

(AGI) Atlanta, July 12 - U.S. health authorities have closeddown two laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention after serious lapses involving lethal bacteria. Thedecision to close the bio-terror laboratory and the influenzalaboratory was taken following an inquiry into a series ofaccidents in which technicians and scientists risked beinginfected by live and potentially deadly pathogens such asanthrax and bird flu. . .

(AGI) Atlanta, July 12 - U.S. health authorities have closeddown two laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention after serious lapses involving lethal bacteria. Thedecision to close the bio-terror laboratory and the influenzalaboratory was taken following an inquiry into a series ofaccidents in which technicians and scientists risked beinginfected by live and potentially deadly pathogens such asanthrax and bird flu. . .