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The cruise liner that was put under quarantine by St. Lucia since of a validated case of measles onboard is bound for Curaçao. It’s unclear what will take place when the vessel, called the Freewinds, gets here there.
The Church of Scientology runs the ship and calls Curaçao its house port. Almost 300 travelers and team are onboard, NBC News reports
A tracking map on MarineTraffic.com reveals the vessel left the port city of Castries on St. Lucia Thursday night and is because of reach Willemstad, Curaçao, on Saturday early morning.
Health authorities in St. Lucia decided to quarantine the Freewinds after a female team member was verified to have measles. There was issue that others onboard may have been contaminated which measles might infect the Caribbean island, which has actually been without regional transmission of the illness considering that1990 St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Health stated on Thursday it had actually supplied 100 dosages of measles vaccine to individuals on the ship.
The illness is very infectious. An unvaccinated individual can capture it just by remaining in the very same space a contaminated individual remained in, for approximately 2 hours after the contaminated individual left.
In its newest upgrade, the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance has actually verified more than 700 private cases of measles in the U.S. up until now this year. New york city has actually been one center of the break out, where there have actually been 493 cases this year.
On its site, the Church of Scientology describes that for a Scientologist, boarding the Freewinds is “the peak of a deeply spiritual journey.”
As we reported Thursday, the Church of Scientology states its members count on the guidance and treatment of medical physicians, however a number of prominent Scientologists have spoken up versus vaccination.
Curaçao’s vaccination rate is 97% in kids born considering that 2007, according to the Pan American Health Company.