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- CDC: We "may never know" how bird flu mishap occurred
The CDC admits it “may never know” how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory to be studied by poultry researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in March, according to a report from Reuters News Service.
- Prepare for flooding before it happens
Hospitals in Illinois and Colorado share lessons learned after major flooding events tested their readiness
- Car with juvenile gunshot victim crashes into South Carolina hospital
A car carrying an underage shooting victim to the emergency room after a shooting crashed into a hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina July 9, reports TV station WFMY-TV.
- Officers shoot, kill woman outside Idaho hospital ER
Three police officers – one of whom was in training – shot and killed a woman on July 8 after she refused to drop a knife she was holding outside a hospital emergency room in Sandpoint, Idaho, according to a report in the Spokesman-Review.
- Should hospitals ban handshakes to prevent infections?
One group of UCLA researchers argues that the handshake, although steeped in social custom, has no business in healthcare
- CDC admits a lax culture at labs after exposures
The CDC, in a self-assessment being done after scientists at its headquarters potentially exposed dozens of employees due to sloppy handling of the deadly Anthrax bacteria, admits that its own safety procedures are lax. According to a report in the New York Times.
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