Wednesday, June 06, 2007

In the Category of "Note to Self at CDC: Use our planes"

The American Journal of Bioethics Editors' blog and other blogs have been filled this week with the story of Andrew Speaker, the lawyer from Georgia who took an international flight from Prague to Montreal after having learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that he is suffering from XDR-TB (the abbreviation for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis). The questions about whether or not he has endangered others with his travels are flying thick and fast, and then it turns out, this whole mess could have been avoided had the CDC decided to send one of its three jets to pick him up.

Where Were the CDC Planes? [ABC News]

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