Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 5th, 2003
It's the most detailed set of recommendations ever issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among them: Monitor areas where pathogens are stored, keep specimens locked up and limit access to those who are authorized to work with these agents.
The new rules were mandated by Congress in the wake of last year's anthrax attacks. The case remains unsolved, but experts suspect the anthrax sent through the mail came from a U.S. laboratory.
The CDC has published...
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