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Tuberculosis Scare / Plane Flights #862025

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Kelly Cobiella) The story of the hospitalized patient who has a severe strain of tuberculosis {XDR-TB} featured; scenes shown from the Atlanta hospital, where he is under isolation; details given about the illness, his travels, CDC efforts to reach passengers on his flights and how he snuck back into the country from Canada. ["Atlanta Journal-Constitution" reporter Alison YOUNG†- recounts what the man said about his treatment.] [Fulton County health Department Dr. Eric BENNING†- says we told him not to fly.] [CDC Dr. Martin CETRON†- comments.]

(Cleveland: Nancy Cordes) The treatment of infectious patients at hospitals examined; scenes shown from the Cleveland Clinic to illustrate how patients are handled; details given about XDR-TB cases around the world. [Johns Hopkins University Lawrence GOSTIN†- says: be prepared.] [In isolation, TB patient Robert DANIELS - comments on his case.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Cordes, Nancy

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