Passenger on Frankfurt-to-Detroit flight had TB

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from
Frankfurt to Detroit has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Northwest says the passenger was on Tuesday's Flight 51 to
Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus.

CDC spokeswoman Shelly Diaz tells The Associated Press the risk
is low that other passengers might contract tuberculosis. She said
Sunday that health officials were seeking to contact 17 passengers
seated near the sick passenger so they can be tested for
tuberculosis as a "cautionary move."

Diaz says details about the sick passenger weren't being
released. WDIV-TV reported the tuberculosis case Sunday morning.

Northwest Airlines was acquired last year by Atlanta-based Delta
Air Lines Inc.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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