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Church of Scientology ship with measles case on board still quarantined in Curacao as blood samples tested; measles patient now healthy

Church of Scientology ship with measles case on board still quarantined in Curacao as blood samples tested; measles patient now healthy

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Hundreds of crew members and passengers aboard the Church of Scientology cruise ship Freewinds must remain under quarantine in the Caribbean until blood samples come back negative for measles, a health official in the ship’s home port of Curacao told ABC News. The ship, carrying a female crew member who had tested positive for measles but is now healthy, had been quarantined in St. Lucia before arriving in Willemstad, Curacao, Saturday morning, at which point its 216 crew members and 102 passengers were again prevented from disembarking, according to Izzy Gerstenbluth, the head of the Epidemiology and Research Unit at Curacao’s Ministry of Health. On Saturday, a team led by Gerstenbluth — an epidemiologist and public health physician leading Curacao’s response — boarded the ship and spent the day interviewing passengers and crew members. The team gathered documentation from those who could prove they had been previously vaccinated or were immune to the disease from a prior…
Source: Church of Scientology ship with measles case on board still quarantined in Curacao as blood samples tested; measles patient now healthy

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