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Tuesday, 3 July, 2007

TB man's diagnosis was wrong

Andrew Speaker - the Atlanta lawyer who when he travelled abroad with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB - didn't have the ultradeadly variety of the disease after all.

The National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver that Mr Speaker actually has multi-drug-resistant TB, which is more treatable than XDR.

The National Jewish used different tests than the feds, one CDC official , leading Time health reporter/Harvard researcher to for its sky-is-falling reaction. Ms Gorman, however, questions whether more focus needs to be put on developing better, more reliable TB diagnostic tests.*

NRM wrote about in April.

Another TB patient isn't so lucky. Shambo, a
TB-positive bull who belongs to a Hindu monastic community in Wales will be put down, announced public health officials. But the Welsh monks and nuns have a .

*Update, July 9: .

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