Jos M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune
August 30, 2010
In the last shutdown, the National Institutes of Health stopped enrolling new patients into clinical trials and shut down disease hotlines, the Congressional Research Service said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which monitors food-borne illnesses and other outbreaks, also halted surveillance, it added.
(Sonia Morales, 22, a surgical technologist student at Robert Morris University, does a wet scrub for a surgery technology class in Chicago on Aug. 30, 2010)