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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:00 pm 
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What island did this infected person board the ship ???????


She boarded at Curacao.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:11 am 
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On CNN last night it was reported that the infected ship is/will be heading to ARUBA next .If anyone watched the story it was disturbing to say the least about what goes on with that ship . Good luck Aruba :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 am 
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They do not seem to be going anywhere for several more days, until after incubation period has passed.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/06/health/s ... index.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am 
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I don’t think they will be allowed to go to Aruba. This is the Dutch government being involved with this case.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:31 pm 
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Isn't Curaçao a Dutch Island ,and they allowed the infected ship into port there ??????????


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:59 pm 
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Isn't Curaçao a Dutch Island ,and they allowed the infected ship into port there ??????????


Yes, it is. They allowed it in as it is the home port of this ship. And although they allowed the ship in port, nobody is allowed to get off it. So what is the problem?

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:42 pm 
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Only problem we see is with the people on the ship who are infected and the Dutch island of Curacao where the infected ship is docked 71 miles from ARUBA. Other than that we're problem free :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:48 pm 
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Only problem we see is with the people on the ship who are infected and the Dutch island of Curacao where the infected ship is docked 71 miles from ARUBA. Other than that we're problem free :lol: :lol: :lol:


No problem is correct...I am not concerned about measles here in Aruba...much more concerned when I am in the USA as the number of non vaccinated people is increasing as we speak. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 pm 
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[quote="ann"][quote="kris02420"]Only problem we see is with the people on the ship who are infected and the Dutch island of Curacao where the infected ship is docked 71 miles from ARUBA. Other than that we're problem free :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]

No problem is correct...I am not concerned about measles here in Aruba...much more concerned when I am in the USA as the number of non vaccinated people is increasing as we speak. :wink:[/quote]

One area of New York that has a serious problem ( Boro Park), had a couple of thousand vacationers at Marriott City the end of January. The religious schools in that section have off at that time every year and many go to Aruba.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:11 am 
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kris02420 wrote:
Only problem we see is with the people on the ship who are infected and the Dutch island of Curacao where the infected ship is docked 71 miles from ARUBA. Other than that we're problem free :lol: :lol: :lol:


I get the feeling from your posts that you just want it to be a problem. Don’t know why. It just isn’t.

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Agree! First, no one has left the ship and second, the incubation period is almost over and sounds like there have been no new cases. It looks like the quick action of those in charge on the ship to quarantine, averted a major outbreak.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:21 pm 
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I'm not confident the owners of the ship would report new cases.
Better to place trust in the public health people.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:32 pm 
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Trust public health people???

Now, THAT is funny!!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:51 pm 
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Trust public health people???

Now, THAT is funny!!!


Why is that funny? I am one of them and know that they are trust worthy people. A little bit respect for people that work hard to keep everybody healthy and safe is in order. The public health people are the ones who will take care of you when all others will stay away.

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abcnews.com

https://abcnews.go.com/International/ch ... d=62853671

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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 diagnosis.

A 440-foot ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology, SMV Freewinds, is docked under quarantine from a measles outbreak in port in Willemstad, Curacao, May 4, 2019.more +
At least 31 crew members and 10 passengers were able to provide proof, while health officials took blood samples from 277 people and sent them to the Netherlands to test for measles, Gerstenbluth said.

(MORE: Church of Scientology ship with measles case on board headed for Curacao home port)
Those test results are expected to arrive on Wednesday at the latest. Curacao officials will then consult with health authorities in the Netherlands and the Pan American Health Organization as to whether passengers and crew may disembark, according to Gerstenbluth.

Until then, everyone must remain in quarantine, he said, adding that the mood on board was positive.

The Freewinds is described on its website as "a religious retreat that marks for Scientologists the pinnacle of their journey to total spiritual freedom." No one has been allowed to leave the ship since Tuesday, when it docked in St. Lucia and authorities there said a possible case of the measles was on board.

The next day, an unnamed crew member tested positive and St. Lucian authorities quarantined the ship until it left Thursday night.

The crew member, who had traveled in Europe before boarding the ship last month, has since recovered, Gerstenbluth said Monday.

"The irony is she’s probably the safest on board," he said.

The Church of Scientology said in a statement Sunday that the individual with measles had been immediately isolated after first exhibiting symptoms and was kept "in a single-patient medical room with a special controlled-air ventilation system to prevent the airborne spread of any illness to other parts of the ship."


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