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Air Traveler Prompts Discussion of Rare TB Strain

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Air Traveler Prompts Discussion of Rare TB Strain

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A man with a rare but deadly form of drug-resistant tuberculosis ignored a warning and flew to Europe. He then evaded a no-fly order and returned to the United States, where he is now quarantined. Guests examine the risks and answer questions about the rare type of TB that the passenger has.

Dr. Michael Iseman, professor of medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law, Northeastern University

Nancy Kass, Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health