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Ship with sick crewmen to dock in New Orleans tonight

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Crew member aboard ship docked in NOLA died of malaria after debarking in Bahamas 2 days ago


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Health officials, Coast Guard to board ship docking in New Orleans

CDC releases statement regarding ship with ill crew members docking in N.O.

“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.”

 

Health officials waiting for ship from Africa to dock in New Orleans; Crew sick with illness

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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