TB Alert for some on last Tuesday’s Northwest Airlines Flight 51

A passenger on a flight from Germany to Detroit last Tuesday has tested positive for tuberculosis according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The passenger is being treated at hospital after customs officials discovered that the passenger was ill upon arrival.

Seventeen passengers on the Northwest Airlines Flight 51 are being notified that they have been exposed to the lung disease. The flight was to Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Frankfurt.

The passengers being notified sat within two rows of the sick passenger in every direction. They will be contacted by state and local health department officials. As a precautionary move those passengers should be tested.

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