CDC findings expected soon on UPMC mold crisis

TRIB LIVE NEWS | Ben Schmitt

Pennsylvania Department of Health officials expect to receive a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the recent UPMC mold crisis in three to four weeks.

A team of six CDC investigators wrapped up an inquiry and left Pittsburgh on Wednesday, said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner. Another investigator departed on Sept. 28, he said.

“They'll return to Atlanta, analyze their facts and information they've gathered, and they'll compile a final report in the coming weeks to provide to the state health department and medical facility,” Skinner said.

The state requested CDC assistance after UPMC voluntarily suspended organ transplants for six days. Continue reading