— KSLA News 12 (@KSLA) September 18, 2014
Breaking: JP President tells WWL-TV the CDC has told him critically ill patient on Marine Phoenix has Malaria. Malaria is not contagious
— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) September 18, 2014
The initial and secondary medical test confirm Malaria NOT Ebola for ship vessel occupants.
— Chris Roberts (@jpcouncilchris) September 18, 2014
JP president John Young says the illness from the ship is malaria.
— Monica Hernandez (@MHernandezWWL) September 18, 2014
JP president John Young says CDC tells him it is malaria and NOT #ebola aboard ship in the MIssissippi.
— Natalie Shepherd (@NewsNatalie) September 18, 2014
— WGNO (@WGNOtv) September 18, 2014
— Meg Gatto (@MegGattoFOX8) September 18, 2014
Ambulances, drivers w/ bio-suits arrive at West Jeff Hosp. Spokesperson: 4 crew members & river pilot may come here pic.twitter.com/clbPl6uom9
— Scott Satchfield (@Satchfield) September 18, 2014
“CDC received word early this morning about a ship that would be arriving at the New Orleans port with an ill passenger on board. US Coast Guard and EMS crews met the boat and EMS will be transporting the ill crew member to a local hospital for evaluation and care. The vessel’s itinerary did include Matadi, DRC, in addition to other ports, but there is no evidence to suggest that the crew members traveled to, or had any contact with anyone from the remote inland region of DRC where Ebola cases are occurring. Given this, the chance that the crew member could have Ebola is thought to be exceedingly low. A CDC staff member who had been in New Orleans to train partners will be joining a team from the Coast Guard and Louisiana Department of Health in meeting the ship later today when it docks. We will be evaluating two other crew members who reported mild illnesses recently and will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.”
CDC: Unlikely sick people on ship headed to New Orleans exposed to Ebola [That’s a convoluted headline in my opinion.]
Originally posted on WGNO:
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - A ship with three sick crewmen is scheduled to dock in New Orleans tonight, the Center for Disease Control confirms.
CDC officials said they received word earlier today that a ship which had traveled near where the Ebola outbreak is will dock at the New Orleans port.
A CDC staff member, emergency workers and members of the U.S. Coast Guard will board the boat and transport the ill crewman to a local hospital for evaluation.
No word on which hospital the crewman will be transported to.
The CDC said they are taking extra precaution because of a possible risk of Ebola, but that is thought to be “exceedingly low.”
“The vessel’s itinerary did include Matadi, DRC, in addition to other ports, but there is no evidence to suggest that the crew members traveled to, or had any contact with anyone from the remote inland region of…
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