2007 Tuberculosis Scare

2007 Tuberculosis Scare

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 2007 tuberculosis scare occurred when Atlanta personal-injury lawyer Andrew "Drew" Speaker flew from Atlanta, Georgia to Paris, France and then returned on a flight from Prague, Czech Republic to Montreal, Canada, when he crossed over the border and back into the United States while infected with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believed at the time that Speaker was suffering from extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). The incident sparked a debate in Congress on the failure of federal customs agents to stop him. Upon Speaker's return to the United States, the CDC placed him under involuntary isolation (similar to quarantine) using a provision of the Public Health Service Act.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136766450
  • 9786136766454