Prognosis Good for TB Patient
Jun 5, 2007 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press
“He has a number of features that make us optimistic about the potential outcome of his treatment”
The Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis could soon be allowed to make escorted trips outside his room if a crucial test finds him no danger to others.
Andrew Speaker has had two negative tests for the bacteria in his sputum, a mixture of saliva and phlegm. Results of the third test were expected this week, hospital spokesman William Allstetter said in a statement.
If the third test is also negative, Speaker would be considered 'relatively noncontagious' and could be allowed brief, escorted trips outside his room wearing a mask, Allstetter said. But such a finding would not mean that Speaker cannot transmit the disease, and the bacteria could still grow in Speaker's lungs and sputum, Allstetter said. Read more
I, for one, believe this Ambulance Chaser is lying about what he knew about his condition being contagious; that is what he knew and when he knew it, et cetera.
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