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Atlanta Lawyer's Tuberculosis Was Misidentified

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Atlanta Lawyer's Tuberculosis Was Misidentified

Atlanta Lawyer's Tuberculosis Was Misidentified

Atlanta Lawyer's Tuberculosis Was Misidentified

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Andrew Speaker, the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling while infected with tuberculosis, has a less severe form of the disease than previously diagnosed, a Denver hospital official said Tuesday.

Speaker was diagnosed in May with extensively drug-resistant TB. But three subsequent tests have all shown Speaker's TB to be a milder form of the disease: multidrug-resistant TB.

Jeff Brady talks with Robert Siegel.