Officials Recommend Medical Checks for Passengers After Man with TB Travels on Transatlantic Flights


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US have said that people who travelled on the same flights as a man with "extensively drug-resistant" tuberculosis should be checked for possible infection.

The man flew from Atlanta to Paris on 12 May on Air France Flight 385, and returned to North America on 24 May, travelling on Czech Airlines Flight 0104 from Prague to Montreal. He then continued his journey back to the US by car.

CDC officials have said that cabin crew members and passengers who sat within two rows of the man on these flights should undergo a medical examination.

The man is currently in respiratory isolation at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, The Associated Press reported.

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