LAWFUEL – Law Newswire – CNN reports that the first two tests of sputu…

LAWFUEL – Law Newswire – CNN reports that the first two tests of sputum of the 31-year-old lawyer who has extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis have come back negative, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center said Monday.

If a third test result, expected later Monday, also proves negative, Andrew Speaker — whose air travel to his wedding in Greece set off international concerns last month — would be considered “relatively noncontagious,” said a statement from the Denver hospital.

Speaker had been confined to his room, which is equipped with special air filters and negative air pressure to ensure he does not infect others with the drug-resistant bacteria, which can prove fatal.

His primary care physician, Charles Daley, said Speaker is at the relatively low end of contagiousness but is contagious.

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