Twenty-five sailors and marines aboard the US Air Force Fort McKenry were diagnosed with mumps causing mumps-like symptoms, according to US military officials. revealed it. The disease first broke out in December, the most recent case being reported on March 9th.
"None of the cases is life-threatening and all or have already done or are expected to make a full recovery," the Fifth Fleet
All seven hundred and three servicemen aboard the ship received booster vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), according to Bahrain's 5th Fleet of the US Navy.
The ship is currently operating in the Gulf region and military medical officers assess when it can be considered safe to make a port.
A US military official tells CNN that when there are major epidemics, it can be decided to stop the harbor visits within 30 days of the last reported disease due to various incubation periods.
But Fort McKenry called a port at the beginning of January in Romania when he was in the Black Sea before returning through the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The ship includes items from the 22nd Maritime Safety Expedition. Since the original case was found on December 22, 24 of the 25 patients returned to work.
After being ill, the patients are quarantined and treated at the ship's medical facility. The living and working premises were disinfected.
None of the staff should be removed from the ship and everyone is expected to make a full recovery.
It is expected, however, that the medical team specializing in preventive care will be deployed in the coming days to assess whether additional steps are needed, according to the official.
The ship carrying the Marines the military duties had some of their planned drills modified to cope with the impact of the outbreak.