Measles affected Scientology cruise ship remains quarantined in Curacao

Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

Authorities in Curacao said 318 people aboard a cruise ship owned by Church of Scientology will remain quarantined in the Dutch Caribbean island until they determine how many might be infected with measles.

Curacao epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth told media that a team of health officials took 277 blood samples and sent them to the Netherlands. He said he expects results on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Gerstenbluth said late Sunday that 31 crew members and 10 passengers provided a vaccination certificate. He said the atmosphere on the boat is good and everyone has been cooperating.

The 440-foot Freewinds ship was previously quarantined in St. Lucia after a female crew member was diagnosed with measles.

Curacao epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said that a small team was assessing the people aboard the ship.

 

“We will go on board and do our job,” he said, adding that authorities have an international obligation to avoid spreading the disease.

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