A US warship has primarily been quarantined at sea for over two months and has been unable to make a port name due to an outbreak of a viral an infection related to mumps.
Twenty-five sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry amphibious warship have been recognized with parotitis, which causes signs related to mumps, in accordance to US army officers.
Until CNN requested concerning the incident, the US army had not disclosed it. The sickness first broke out in December, with the newest case being reported on March 9.
“None of the cases are life-threatening and all have either already made or are expected to make a full recovery,” the Fifth Fleet stated in an announcement offered to CNN.
All seven hundred and three army personnel aboard the ship have acquired measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) booster vaccinations, in accordance to the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet headquartered in Bahrain.
The ship is at the moment working within the Persian Gulf area and army medical officers are assessing when it could be deemed medically secure to make a port name.