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Secrecy at Centers for Disease Control Criticized

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The Centers for Disease Control have come under criticism from scientists because of their tight control of information, Cox Newspapers reports. An article in the journal Nature focuses on the CDC’s failure to make available data it has collected on flu strains, which scientists say has slowed research on the viruses. Open government advocates has also criticized the CDC’s publication of an “Information Security” manual setting out 19 categories of unclassified information to be shielded. (10/4/05)