Quarantined US TB patient: I hope they forgive me

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An Atlanta attorney quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis apologized to his fellow plane passengers in an interview aired Friday, and insisted he was told he was not contagious or a threat to anyone. "I've lived in this state of constant fear and anxiety and exhaustion for a week now, and to think that someone else is now feeling that, I wouldn't want anyone to feel that way. It's awful," Andrew Speaker told ABC television's "Good Morning America" from his hospital room in Denver. Sitting in street clothes but speaking through a face mask, he repeatedly apologized to the airline passengers and crew members now anxiously awaiting their own test results because of the exposure to him. "I don't expect for people to ever forgive me. I just hope that they understand that I truly never meant to put them in harm," he said, his voice cracking.

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