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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kazakh Flight TB Tests

n JERUSALEM -- The 160 passengers on a Kazakhstan-to-Israel flight have been called in for medical tests after a fellow passenger was hospitalized with tuberculosis, the Health Ministry said Tuesday.

The seriously ill passenger, who was aboard an Oct. 27 flight, had hidden his condition when he went to the Israeli consulate in Almaty for an entry visa as a new immigrant, the Yediot Aharonot newspaper said.

His condition was discovered several days after he arrived in Israel.

Health ministry spokesman Dubi Ben-Ami said there was no need for panic.