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Lawsuit vs. CDC Dismissed
A lawsuit filed against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by a patient at the center of a 2007 tuberculosis scare has been dismissed.
A judge ruled Andrew Speaker failed to provide specific, material facts to support his suit. Speaker alleged the federal agency divulged private medical information during the scare. The lawsuit was asking for unspecified damages and attorney's fees.
At a May 2007 news conference, the CDC said a patient with an extremely drug-resistant strain of TB had traveled on an international flight. Speaker had traveled to Greece for his wedding and to Italy for his honeymoon, but says he was told he wasn't contagious and details about him should not have been released.
Contributors: Associated Press
Tags: CDC, lawsuit, tuberculosis