Saturday, June 2, 2007

Andrew Speaker and Tuberculosis

"I flew to Europe and back and all I got was this stupid T-shirt"

OK. Andrew Speaker is a personal-injury lawyer. He somehow contacted a severe form of tuberculosis that is resistant to antibiotics.

CDC made the recommendation that he not make any travel plans. (And to be fair, he was not prohibited from traveling at the time).

He wanted to travel so he could marry his finance in Europe... as it turned out... they never got married as planned on this trip.

Andrew made so many decisions that put his fellow passengers and whoever he met at risk. Now all these people have to be tested to be sure they didn't contact it.

In case you didn't know, TB is a very slow growing bacteria. It takes a day and half to divide. So you know what this means... you have to keep taking the test to make sure you don't have it. It can be years.

So I imagine that a lot of people will be suing Andrew the lawyer. Sometimes Karma is a bitch.

Stay Healthy

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