Don’t Want None Of That: Carnival Cruise Ship Carrying Dallas Healthcare Worker Docks Ship Early After Ebola Scare


Imagine the risk of having her aboard your vessel. The captain was nice to dock the boat and let her out, I might have put her on a raft and told her to paddle to land.

The Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas health worker who quarantined herself after possibly being exposed to Ebola docked in Galveston, Texas, early Sunday morning.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention realized that the unidentified lab supervisor at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital could have come into contact with Ebola after she handled a lab specimen from Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, who later succumbed to the disease.

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The woman boarded the cruise ship Carnival Magic on Oct. 12, before two other Dallas health care workers who had helped treat Duncan were diagnosed with Ebola. She does not have any Ebola symptoms and it has now been 21 days since she could have had contact with the disease, which is the maximum amount of time it generally takes for Ebola symptoms to develop.

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