CHICAGO, July 11 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday its director is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) to address the mishandling of anthrax in its laboratories.
The incident at the CDC, which was reported in mid-June, resulted in the potential exposure of more than 80 staff members, who were put on powerful antibiotics and given a vaccine to ward off anthrax, a potentially lethal disease.
The CDC director will release results of the agency's internal investigation on Friday, ahead of his appearance next week in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee committee looking into the matter. (Reporting by Julie Steenhuysen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
Aixtron, Fujian to explore what is left of deal after U.S. veto
FRANKFURT, Dec 3 German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron will explore with its Chinese suitor what can be salvaged of the planned takeover after a U.S. presidential order ruled the deal posed a national security risk, the company said on Saturday.