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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cruise Ship Passengers Being Quarantined

A number of passengers on board the Aurora being quarantined because of a virus. 

John McCann of Port Saint John tells CHSJ News some people on the cruise ship have a gastrointestinal virus and he's unsure of how many people are affected, or of the cause.

McCann says passengers showing symptoms were examined by medical staff on the cruise ship. Usually, those who needed to be isolated are asked to stay in their cabins and are monitored by cruise ship personnel.

McCann says his understanding is that it's a very low risk to public health.There have been no medical evacuations and the other passengers have been cleared to leave the ship. He says otherwise, it's business as usual. 

The Aurora leaves Saint John today.