Two Occupy Atlanta protestors test positive for TB

Two members of the Occupy Atlanta protests who have been staying at a crowded homeless shelter recently tested positive for tuberculosis.

It remains unclear as to whether the two individuals contracted the highly contagious airborne disease from the homeless population at the shelter or from other members of the anti-Wall Street movement, according to

"One of these persons was confirmed to have a strain of TB that is resistant to a single, standard medication," Fulton County Services Director Matthew McKenna said, WGCL-TV reports.

McKenna said that both of the infected have begun treatment and are currently being monitored.

Since police shut down an encampment at an Atlanta city park last month, the homeless shelter has become one of protest movement’s largest bases of operations.

The Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless announced that the infections have been made known to the protestors and occupants of the homeless shelter.

A protest leader said that he did not believe that any members of the protest movement had TB.

“We have gone as far as having our folks get tested today for TB,” Franzen said, reports. “The tests found the disease in zero people – not even halfway infected. No trace of any TB at all.”