July 16, 2014
An internal investigation released by the Centers for Disease Control recently revealed the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu containers at the agency’s laboratory in Atlanta. Though no workers were infected with either disease, the investigation also detailed other instances where proper protocol was not followed by lab workers, dating back to 2011.
Vickie Sutton, Paul Whitfield Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law and the Director for the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, is available for comment on the situation. Sutton is also the associate dean for research and faculty development at the Texas Tech School of Law.