Passenger On Northwest Last Week Had Tuberculosis

Passenger On Northwest Last Week Had Tuberculosis

If you happened to be on Northwest Airlines Flight 51 from Frankfurt to Detroit last Tuesday, and you were one of the 17 unlucky passengers who sat near enough to Mr. Fancypants Lung Disease Person, you can look forward to a call from the CDC telling you that you need to get tested for tuberculosis. The risk of catching the disease is low, but the CDC is contacting passengers as a “cautionary move” according to the Associated Press. And if for some reason you do end up with TB, please do not get on any airplanes.

Ruxin: TB Bigger Problem Than Just That Groom

Ruxin: TB Bigger Problem Than Just That Groom

Josh Ruxin, the Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health at Columbia, says that although only 17 people in the US have come down with Multidrug Resistant TB in the last seven years, it is a huge problem throughout Africa.

Air Traveler With Drug Resistant TB Quarantined By CDC

Air Traveler With Drug Resistant TB Quarantined By CDC

Drug-resistant TB is both extremely contagious and potentially fatal, and the CDC would like to speak with anyone who sat near a passenger who has since been quarantined with the illness. The passenger was on a May 13, Atlanta to Paris, Air France 385 flight and another Czech Air 0104 from Prague to Canada on May 23.

Better Dead Then AMEX RED

Better Dead Then AMEX RED

The American Express RED card is a new, ostensibly fashionable, way to wear your charity on your wallet sleeve.