Thursday, December 04, 2008


DENVER (AP) - Health officials are looking for Colorado residents who may have traveled on a bus with a man who has tuberculosis.

The man was recently diagnosed with TB in New Mexico. On August 3rd, he rode on a bus that left El Paso, Texas, in the morning and arrived in Greeley in the evening, boarding in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He returned to Albuquerque on the same bus line -- El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express -- on August 9th.

On both trips, the bus made stops in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver.

Health officials in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas are looking for people who traveled any length of the El Paso-Greeley route so they can be tested to see if they were infected with TB.

Colorado health department spokesman Mark Salley says the state set up a toll-free phone line yesterday (Wednesday) to reach out to anyone who was on either of those bus trips. So far, only one person who thought they may have had a relative who was on one of the buses has called.

Colorado residents who think they may have been on the same bus as the tuberculosis patient are asked to call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 888-356-0332.


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