Worker Potentially Exposed to Ebola Virus: CDC

A mistake at a CDC biocontainment lab may have exposed one lab technician -- and possibly more -- to the Ebola virus, federal health officials said Wednesday, NBC News reported. A sample of material that may have contained the virus was accidentally sent from a high-level containment lab to a lower-level lab this week at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, according to a statement from Sherri Berger, the agency's chief operating officer. She said only one lab technician at the second lab worked with the sample but other staff had contact with the laboratory room where it was processed. She said the risk was low and did not extend beyond the lab.

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