Ebola Scare On Cruise Ship: Healthcare Worker Self Quarantined

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A Dallas Healthcare worker involved in the lab work for the late Ebola “Patient 0” Thomas Duncan, is reported to be in self quarantine on a cruise ship. I don’t know about you, but if you were a passenger on the Frontier flight the other day, or on this cruise ship, I’d think the Ebola scare just got real.

The cruise ship left Galveston, Texas on October 12, 2014 and is currently off the coast near Belize.

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According to the the CBS report, the State Department is saying the woman is showing no signs of the disease and will be returned to the U.S. before the ship returns to port back in the United States.

Jen Psaki said in a statement Friday that the woman had shown no signs of the disease and has been asymptomatic for 19 days.

The government is working to return the woman and her husband to the U.S. before the ship completes its cruise. The White House said the State Department was working to secure their transportation home.

If I was on that ship, I’d pack my bags, hop off, and take the next flight home. Anyone know which ship this is?

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  1. Wow. What are the odds that someone does lab work on an ebola case and then jumps on an airplane (I assume, maybe) and a cruise ship. It’s like a movie.

  2. The passenger is most likely on the Carnival magic. Carnival Cruise Lines posted this on their Facebook page about 3 hours ago:

    “Late afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 15., we were made aware by the U.S. CDC of a guest sailing this week on board Carnival Magic who is a lab supervisor at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. At no point in time has the individual exhibited any symptoms or signs of infection and it has been 19 days since she was in the lab with the testing samples. She is deemed by CDC to be very low risk. At this time, the guest remains in isolation on board the ship and is not deemed to be a risk to any guests or crew. It is important to reiterate that the individual has no symptoms and has been isolated in an extreme abundance of caution. We are in close contact with the CDC and at this time it has been determined that the appropriate course of action is to simply keep the guest in isolation on board.”

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