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Medicine: Tuberculosis Scare / Plane Flights #862044

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The global "germhunt" touched off after an Atlanta lawyer with drug-resistant tuberculosis flew around the world but is not in isolation introduced. [CDC Dr. Martin CETRON†- comments on him in isolation under the law.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The issue of the risk to plane passengers from this infectious disease, why he is being kept in isolation at this time, what people on plane flights can do about the air on the plane discussed; WHO statement on TB and air flight quoted; flight seating charts shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Rusty Dornin) The man's flights to six countries despite his TB reviewed; details given about the disease; map shown of his flight routes to and in Europe and to Canada. [Fulton County health Department Dr. Eric BENNING†- says he was told not to travel.] ["AJC" reporter Alison YOUNG†- outlines why he did not turn himself in.] [CETRON - says there were no legal order preventing his travel.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Statement from the CDC presented. [CETRON - says the man does not need to be stigmatized.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; no location given: Jeffrey Toobin) The law as to whether a patient can be named for public safety reasons, potential legal problemns for the man and CDC powers to quarantine people discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Raw data on TB reviewed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay;
Dornin, Rusty;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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