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Extreme TB patient slips through aircraft surveillance net

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posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:19 AM
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Extreme TB patient slips through aircraft surveillance net


www.newscientist.com

IN JUNE an American, Andrew Speaker, caused a media storm by flying from Europe to Canada, while supposedly infected with extremely drug resistant TB (XDR-TB). It turned out to be a more treatable strain and none of his fellow passengers became infected.

However, back in October 2006, another man who genuinely was a threat flew unnoticed from Beirut, Lebanon, to Paris, France.
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posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:19 AM
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So along with all the other details we gotta give to be able to fly, we'll most probably need a full medical exam and clearance by a doctor before purchasing a ticket.

Or there will be some kind of screening done at the airports.

More checks and security to have go through. If we hadn't been so confident in mad-made drugs being the answer to all our worries then maybe drug resistant illnesses would not be so much of a problem.

profits before fully capable results.



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posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 09:20 AM
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I don't mean to offend you but this news is over 6 months old and is hardly breaking news at all.

This article doesn't really bring any new light to that situation.



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