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Exclusive: CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns


(Reuters) - The director of a government bioterror lab behind the potential exposure of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Wednesday.

Michael Farrell, head of the CDC's Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, had been reassigned from his position last month after the agency disclosed the safety breaches. He submitted his resignation on Tuesday, a CDC spokesman said.

(Reporting by David Morgan in Washington; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)