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Man With Rare Form of Tuberculosis Quarantined


A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis may have spread the disease to passengers and crew on two trans-Atlantic flights to Paris and from Prague earlier this month, federal health officials said.

CDC officials on Tuesday released information about the passenger and called for people on the same flights to get checked for the infection.

The infected patient traveled on two trans-Atlantic air flights and in doing so, may have exposed passengers and crew to the infection.

The patient flew from Atlanta to Paris on May 12, arriving on May 13, on Air France Flight 385. He returned to the United States on May 24, on Czech Air Flight 410, from Prague to Montreal.

The man then drove into the United States. He is hospitalized, in respiratory isolation, according to the World Health Organization.