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More details about TB scare

More details about TB scare
By: Heartland News

ATLANTA,Ga. - More details are emerging about the man who's deadly strain of tuberculosis set off a worldwide health scare.  It's been revealed that 31-year-old Andrew Speaker is an attorney in Atlanta.

His new father-in-law works for the Center for Disease Control and specializes in TB.  The CDC said in a statement that the father-in-law says he's not the source of the disease and neither is the lab.

Speaker is now in isolation in a Denver hospital.

For those who sat near Speaker on trans-atlantic flights, two are South Carolina Aiken University students. As a result over two dozen college students are being tested for TB.

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