Hundreds quarantined on cruise ship in St. Lucia because of measles infection - 2019-05-02

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F43.png Hundreds quarantined on cruise ship in St. Lucia because of measles infection May 2, 2019, Reis Thebault, Washington Post

Health officials on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia have quarantined a cruise ship after discovering a case of measles on board, the country's top doctor said Tuesday.

Authorities confirmed the case Tuesday morning, said Merlene Fredericks James, St. Lucia's chief medical officer. The vessel was locked down later that day, an attempt to stymie any potential spread of the highly contagious disease that is sickening people in the United States at a record pace, fueled by anti-vaccination misinformation.

"No one was allowed to leave the ship," Fredericks James said in a statement. "Because of the risk of potential infection, not just from the confirmed measles case but from other persons who may be on the boat at the time, we thought it prudent to make a decision not to allow anyone to disembark."

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