Chinese ship quarantined in Uruguay after two crew members die of mystery illness

Posted on June 12, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Dies, Latin America, Travel Health

According to a report, the government put in quarantine Tuesday near the coast to a second Chinese-flagged vessel, after one of his crew showing symptoms similar to those of two sailors from another ship of the same origin who died in recent days. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said the new crew member concerned is hospitalized in Montevideo in serious condition, but it is not known what the illness that afflicts. The first ship with 40 people on board, entered Montevideo last week with a crew died and another patient, who after being treated at a local health center also died. Another sailor from that ship remains hospitalized. Read article

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