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U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden (C) testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab 
Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden (C) testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in...more

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden (C) testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin...more

Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab 
Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. The subcommittee is examining dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. The subcommittee...more

Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing called the "Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. The subcommittee is examining dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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