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The Georgia lawyer whose travels while suffering from tuberculosis drew international attention has a more treatable form of the disease than the extensively drug-resistant form previously diagnosed, doctors at a Denver, Colorado, hospital announced Tuesday.

Dr. Charles Daley, with the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, told reporters that multiple tests indicate Andrew Speaker suffers from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, which is still serious and resistant to most of the common drugs used to treat tuberculosis.

However, it can be more easily treated with antibiotics. Read full article »

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