GAO report faults agencies in failing to ban sick fliers

11/13/2008 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

A report from the Government Accountability office says Homeland Security and public health officials must do more to prevent air travel by passengers with serious infectious diseases. The investigation was spurred by an Atlanta attorney who managed to enter Greece, Italy and Canada in 2007 despite being on a no-fly list because of drug-resistant tuberculosis. "Our border security and aviation controls must be stronger if we are to prevent repeats of these types of border breaches," said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., who requested the report.

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