The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issued a health alert notice on Tuesday, May 29, 2007. A US man diagnosed with Extensively Drug Resistent Tubercululosis (XDR-TB) traveled from Atlanta to Paris to Prague to Montreal and re-entered the US. He is now hospitalized.
In accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the CDC, local health departments and International Health Ministries have begun a contact investigation for the possible infection of passengers and flight crews aboard the following flights:
Air France Fl#385 - Atlanta to Paris - May 13, 2007
Czech Air Fl#0104 - Prague to Montreal - May 24, 2007
Persons who may have been on either of these flights or feel they have been exposed are to contact 1-800-CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) or contact their local health department.
CDC Health Alert
Federal Quarantine for TB Traveler - USA Today
Aparently this brilliant man knew he was sick and was warned not to fly. I wonder if there are criminal implications for knowingly exposing other people to what amounts to an almost untreatable disease?
Unless he lives locked up in a huge compound inaccessible to anyone with enough resources and energy for the rest of his life, he is bound to "knowingly expose other people to what amounts to an almost untreatable disease" -- even if they be only medical professionals.
I posted and stickied this thread for informational purposes only. I felt TP members should be aware of possible exposure if they were passengers on either of the above-mentioned flights.
If anyone feels the need to discuss this topic and/or comment further, please start a new thread, either here or in Off Topic. I know those looking for this information will appreciate your cooperation by keeping this one strictly informative. Thank you in advance.