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CDC alert: TB exposed passengers from American Airlines flight sought

By Stone Martindale Dec 30, 2007, 4:48 GMT

Health officials are trying to track down American Airlines passengers in 17 states for testing after a California woman flew while sick with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a California woman boarded an American Airlines flight in New Delhi, India, on December 13th.

The flight stopped at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport before continuing on to San Francisco.

CDC officials are working on tracking down 44 people who sat within two rows of the woman on the flight. She is being treated in isolation at a California hospital.

A health official says because the disease is still in its early stages, doctors don't know what her prognosis is.

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