Seafarers on cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis – News

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 seafarers were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick.

Dr. Diane Weems, district health director of the Coastal Health District, says a seafarer aboard the Mv Star Isfjord cargo ship had active pulmonary Tuberculosis, a contagious form of the disease.

The Brunswick News reports that the discovery of Tuberculosis on the ship resulted in 22 crew members being quarantined on the cargo vessel.

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