Norwegian Jewel Alaska Cruise Teen Measles Diagnosis

Norwegian Jewel Alaska Cruise Teen Measles Diagnosis
Norwegian Jewel Alaska Cruise Teen Measles Diagnosis
Peacehealth Ketchikan Alaska Medical Center
Peacehealth Ketchikan Alaska Medical Center

Norwegian Jewel Alaska Cruise Teen Measles Diagnosis –  On Monday, August 6, 2018 a Norwegian Jewel cruise passenger, age 16, who was a non-U.S. citizen was transferred to PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center for care.

Doctors diagnosed her with measles  August 10, several hours after her discharge from the hospital. At that point, she was no longer considered contagious.

The symptoms of measles (see video below) generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. Measles typically begins with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis).World Health Organization Number of Measles Cases Reported Worldwide

Measles, which once killed an estimated 2.6 million people a year, is still killing almost 90,000 people a year according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and may be endemic again in the Americas, according to the latest data from the Pan American Health Organization.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday afternoon that 107 people from 21 states, including  Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington have reported contracting the measles.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Warning Measles

Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been infected in a growing measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela.

Norwegian Jewel was on a 7-Night Alaska Cruise with Inside Passage from Seward, Alaska. Norwegian Jewel embarked from  Seward, Alaska 0n Monday August 6, then sailed onto Hubbard Glacier, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska, before calling at  Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan  and Vancouver, Canada.

 

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