Six months later and it looks like all-clear in case of flyer with TB

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

No one who was aboard two trans-Atlantic flights with a man infected with tuberculosis has caught it.

That includes the people who sat closest to Andrew Speaker on a flight from Atlanta to Paris and on the return flight from the Czech Republic to Montreal about two weeks later.

Speaker caused an international health scare last May when he flew to Europe for his wedding even though doctors had advised him not to.

He was quarantined for weeks after returning to the U.S.

A health official in Canada says it's now six months out from the time of exposure and there's no evidence Speaker spread TB. That time frame is considered the outer limit for developing it.

Speaker tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he's "relieved."
As for how he's doing, Speaker says he feels fine now.


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