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Tuberculosis Scare Puts Brad Kahlefeldt In Hospital

Brad Kahlefeldt is the only Australian male who has been confirmed to the 2012 London Olympic team.

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Brad Kahlefeldt is the only Australian male who has been confirmed to the 2012 London Olympic team.

Kahlefeldt complained of pains in the left side of his chest after completing the world series race at Mission Beach on Sunday and underwent immediate chest scans.

“The x-rays showed there was a shadow on the left side of his lung and he is undergoing a CAT Scan and other tests to determine the diagnosis,” Triathlon Australia’s high performance manager Michael Flynn said.

“The Triathlon Australia team doctor spoke to Brad and the doctor at the hospital in San Diego and he will hopefully have some answers within the next 24 hours. He has told us that there is a possibility that Brad could have tuberculosis or even pneumonia – the next day or so will confirm that.

“For the moment we have to assume that it is tuberculosis and Brad has to remain in isolation until they determine the diagnosis one way or the other.”

Read more: Theaustralian.com.au