Authorities Tracking Down Airline Passengers Amidst Tuberculosis Scare


(eTN) – Authorities are tracking down American Airline passengers in over a dozen states that sat near a California woman sick with tuberculosis.

Officials with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the 30-year-old Sunnyvale woman boarded an American Airlines flight in New Delhi, India Dec. 13, and flew to San Francisco with a stop in Chicago.

Officials are working to find passengers in over a dozen states who sat near the woman on the airplane.

The woman, who is not being identified, is currently in isolation at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.

Health officials say the woman has a dangerous strain of tuberculosis and the disease is in the early stages.