US warship quarantined at sea for TWO MONTHS on account of virus outbreak
- The united statesFort McHenry is presently working within the Persian Gulf, in Center East
- 25 sailors and marines aboard the warship have been identified with parotitis
- The primary case broke out in December and the final one was reported on March 9
Chiara Fiorillo For Mailonline
A US warship has been quarantined at sea for 2 months on account of a virus outbreak.
Of the 703 sailors and marines aboard the usFort McHenry, 25 have been identified with parotitis, a viral an infection just like mumps, in response to US navy officers.
The ship is presently working within the Persian Gulf within the Center East.
The virus broke out in December and the newest case was reported on March 9.
The united statesFort McHenry warship (pictured) is presently working within the Persian Gulf
The sufferers have been quarantined and handled within the ship’s medical facility after the parotitis unfold throughout the ship.
Communal areas and residing areas have been additionally disinfected.
‘Not one of the circumstances are life-threatening and all have both already made or are anticipated to make a full restoration,’ the Fifth Fleet advised CNN.
Not one of the crew members needed to go away the ship after the virus unfold.
The Fifth Fleet additionally stated that every one the navy personnel aboard the usFort McHenry have obtained measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations.
Parotitis is an irritation of the parotid glands, positioned between the ear and jaw.
It may be a consequence of mumps, which could be prevented by vaccination.
The ship has been quarantined at sea for 2 months on account of an outbreak of parotitis, a viral an infection just like mumps, which broke out in December final yr
A navy official stated that when a serious illness breaks out, it could possibly be determined to halt port visits till 30 days after the final reported sickness, on account of incubation durations.
The US warship made a port name in early January in Romania earlier than travelling again to the Mediterranean and heading in direction of the Center East, the place it’s presently quarantined.
Officers are presently contemplating whether or not it might be secure to make a port name.
Because the first case broke out in December, 24 of the 25 sufferers have returned to obligation.
Mail On-line has contacted the US Navy for remark.