Arrest Warrant for Man with Contagious Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

August 23, 2014 1:00 PM

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Arrest Warrant for Man with Contagious Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Health officials have revealed that a warrant of arrest was issued against a Santa Barbara man on Friday as he stopped treatment for contagious drug-resistant tuberculosis. The health officials have said that it is very important to complete the treatment, otherwise anyone who comes in contact with him will face a serious health risk.

Agustin Zeferino, 24, has become a health threat for others as the drug-resistant tuberculosis can be spread by mere coughing or sneezing. The disease is a rare form of TB, but could have fatal implications. Zeferino stopped receiving treatment for the condition two weeks ago, despite knowing the fa...

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