The Centers for Disease Control has released the flight itinerary of the man with an extremely drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis who went from Atlanta to Europe after health officials advised him not to travel.
According to the CDC, only the two trans-Atlantic flights, which were both longer than eight hours, pose a significant health risk for passengers and crew sitting near the infected man.
The man is currently in quarantine at a hospital in Atlanta.
Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC's division of global migration and quarantine, said Wednesday that the agency was trying to contact 27 crew members from the two flights for testing and about 80 passengers who sat in the five rows surrounding the man.
About 40 or 50 of those people sat in or near Row 51 on the Air France flight from Atlanta to Paris, and about 30 passengers were in or near seat 12C on the second flight, from Prague to Montreal.
Anyone who traveled on any of the shorter flights are not thought to be at risk, according to the CDC, but they can contact the airline or the CDC for more information.
May 14, 2007 — Paris, France to Athens, Greece — Air France Flight 1232
May 16, 2007 — Athens, Greece to Thira Island, Greece — Olympic Air Flight 560
May 21, 2007 — Mykonos Island, Greece to Athens, Greece — Olympic Air Flight 655
May 21, 2007 — Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy — Olympic Air Flight 239
May 24, 2007 — Rome, Italy to Prague, Czech Republic — Czech Air Flight 0727
May 24, 2007 — Prague, Czech Republic to Montreal, Canada — Czech Air Flight 0104
Passengers can contact the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.