Having traveled about 2 million miles for business during his career, Mark Hill, chief marketing officer for a fine art reproduction company, lists three downsides to flying so much: all the waiting and security hassles; discomfort; and winding up on the same plane with somebody who has a drug-resistant, sometimes fatal, form of tuberculosis.
(WASHINGTON)--U.S. border officials told Congress on Wednesday that a lone officer undid their efforts to stop a man with a dangerous form of tuberculosis from entering the country -- but that explanation was met with skepticism from lawmakers who said the case exposed plenty of holes in the nation's security."We dodged a bullet," House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson said as he opened a hearing into the case of Andrew Speaker, a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer whose wedding and honeymoon travel caused an international health scare.Speaker was testifying to another congressional committee by audio hookup from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, where he is hospitalized in isolation.Thompson, D-Miss., said the explanations by Homeland Security and public health officials don't explain why they always seemed to be steps behind Speaker as he traveled to Europe last month to get married, have a honeymoon, and return to the U.S."We should have connected more dots," said T
The Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis has a relatively low chance of spreading the disease, possibly allowing him to leave his isolation room for a short time, hospital officials said Tuesda
Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer who is carrying a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, has apologized to those he may have infected after he took two international flights during his wedding and honeymoon.