The DeKalb County legislative delegation had lunch together Monday and adopted rules for introducing local bills that could put an end to an effort to expand the borders of Atlanta. Under the rules adopted by the delegation, one representative could hold up an annexation proposal, like the one being promoted by Together in Atlanta. That proposal would grow […]
Fox 5 Atlanta reports that police investigated a suspicious package left near the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this morning. According to the TV station, it shut down part of Clifton Road, backing up traffic for hours. Click here to read the full story from Fox 5.
President Barack Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control last month to talk about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and unknowingly shared an elevator with an armed convicted felon. The Washington Post reports that Secret Service agents became concerned when the man in the elevator didn’t obey their orders to […]
The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that a patient in the U.S. has tested positive for the Ebola virus. CDC put out a press release this afternoon confirming the diagnosis. CNBC reported that the patient is at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient is being kept in isolation, according to CNBC. It is […]
The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta recently released a study showing that the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers tripled in 2013 compared with usage rates in prior years. Two local school systems say their policies already ban the use of these products by their students. According to the CDC study, which was published […]
The Centers for Disease Control has reassigned a lead researcher as it continues investigating the possible exposure of dozens of employees to live anthrax bacteria. “I won’t confirm the employee’s name, but the employee involved has been detailed to another position pending the results of the investigation,” senior press officer Benjamin Haynes said. Two anonymous CDC […]
The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reports that approximately 75 Atlanta-based employees have possibly been exposed to live anthrax bacteria. The employees are being monitored and provided antibiotics, the CDC says. According to CDC, “Established safety practices were not followed.” “Out of an abundance of caution, CDC is taking aggressive steps to protect the […]