The quarantined tuberculosis patient is an Atlanta lawyer who recently married the daughter of a CDC TB researcher, CNN reports. Andrew Speaker, 31, took a private plane to Denver today to be treated for extremely drug-resistant TB, or XDR TB. Microbiologist Robert Cooksey says he knew of his son-in-law's infection and offered "fatherly advice" but no official counsel.
A spokesman for the Denver hospital where Speaker will undergo treatment said he arrived wearing a mask and escorted by US marshals. Meanwhile, the CDC is tracking down passengers who shared a plane with Speaker after he ignored advice and flew to and from Europe for his wedding and honeymoon this month despite knowing that he was infected.