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U.S. man in quarantine amid international TB scare

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by Brian Brian, ASN, RN (Member) Member

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The CDC has issued an international health alert and an Atlanta-area man is under federal quarantine after contracting a rare and potentially deadly form of tuberculosis. The CDC is working to contact passengers on two trans-Atlantic flights to alert them that they may have been exposed to the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Full Story: http://www.ajc.com/health/content/health/stories/2007/05/29/0530meshtb.html?imw=Y

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snowfreeze has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, CCU, Trauma, neuro, Geriatrics.

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I know that patients and their famlies often only hear what they want to hear and often take things out of context.

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I don't blame him for not wanting to be detained for an indefinate amount of time in a foreign country. He did what he had to do to get back to the USA for his necessary treatment.

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caroladybelle is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

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I don't blame him for not wanting to be detained for an indefinate amount of time in a foreign country. He did what he had to do to get back to the USA for his necessary treatment.

Then perhaps he shouldn't have left the USA when he already knew that he had TB.

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