CDC Lapse sounds like Start of Zombie Film…

Umbrella Corporation with the T-Virus, The Last Ship, Helix, Walking Dead, World War Z, etc.  All kind of start with some high tech experimental virus not being properly taken care of and suddenly it spreads.  We like to think that really couldn’t happen, after all, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are these magical high tech places right?

Unfortunately, government bureaucracies akin to the VA Hospitals run these places too.  Could it happen?  Read the following and you decide how safe you feel…

CDC safety lapses shut 2 labs, stop shipments

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The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta, Georgia June 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)

Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shut down two of its laboratories where the recent safety lapses took place.

One of the closed labs was involved an incident last month that could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax. No one was reported ill.

In an incident earlier this year, the CDC said another of its labs accidentally contaminated a sample of conventional flu virus with a deadly bird flu germ. That sample was then sent to another government lab.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced the actions Friday.

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