CDC: Lab Tech May Have Been Exposed to Ebola

Tech is being monitored in Atlanta
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 24, 2014 4:25 PM CST
CDC: Lab Tech May Have Been Exposed to Ebola
This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus.   (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control, File)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say a lab technician is being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus. CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds says in an emailed statement today that the person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of a live virus that was part of an Ebola experiment. Reynolds says the potential exposure is under internal investigation and has been reported to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, and that additional employees have been notified, but none has required monitoring. (Read more Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stories.)

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