ATLANTA - A man with a form of tuberculosis so dangerous he is under the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963 had health officials around the world scrambling Wednesday to find about 80 passengers who sat within five rows of him on two trans-Atlantic flights Health officials said the man had been advised not to fly and knew he could expose others when he boarded the jets. He flew to Paris on May 12 aboard Air France Flight 385, also listed as Delta Air Lines codeshare Flight 8517. While he was in Europe, health authorities reached him with the news that further tests had revealed his TB was a rare, "extensively drug-resistant" form, far more dangerous than he knew. They ordered him into isolation, saying he should turn himself over to Italian officials. The man told the Journal-Constitution he was in Rome during his honeymoon when the CDC notified him of the new tests and told him to turn himself in to Italian authorities to be isolated and be treated. The CDC told him he couldn't fly aboard commercial airliners. "I thought to myself: You're nuts. I wasn't going to do that. They told me I had been put on the no-fly list and my passport was flagged," the man said. He told the newspaper he and his wife decided to sneak back into the U.S. through Canada. He said he voluntarily went to a New York hospital, then was flown by the CDC to Atlanta. He is not facing prosecution, health officials said. "I'm a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person," he told the paper. "This is insane to me that I have an armed guard outside my door when I've cooperated with everything other than the whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070530/ap_on_he_me/tuberculosis_infection OK this makes me mad. Why isnt he being prosecuted, he knowingly could have infected many other people with this very dangerous form of tb and tried to outsmart the US government. I cant believe he is shocked he has an armed guard outside his door. Selfish pig of a man who didnt care who he had exposed and put himself above everyone else. What if kids were exposed or someone with a compromised immune system? I dont usually wish bad on others but with him honestly it would be just since he didnt think about anyone else but himself.