Ebola Fears: US Health Worker on Carnival Cruise Said to Be Low Risk

A Texas health worker on a Carnival (CCL) cruise ship may have been in contact with Ebola.

The_Race_to_Find_Ebola_Health_Workers.jpgThe health worker did not have direct contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in America, but they may have handled the bodily fluids from that case. The cruise ship has been alerted of the health worker’s presence on the cruise and has been told that they are considered a “very low risk,” reports Reuters.

The health worker on the Carnival cruise has been monitoring themselves and and hasn’t showed any symptoms of the virus. The worker and a companion on the cruise have decided to stay in their cabin to keep them isolated from other passengers and crew, Reuters notes.

The Carnival cruise ship carrying the health worker will be skipping its planned stop in Mexico to return the worker home on Sunday. passengers aboard the ship are receiving $200 a piece for the trouble and a 50% discount on a future cruise, reports Miami Herald.

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