Two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labs shut down after anthrax scare amid fears workers were accidentally exposed to live virus

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta, Georgia

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

One of the closed facilities was involved an incident last month that could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax.

A second, previously undisclosed problem earlier this year involved deadly bird flu…