Ruby Princess passengers told a crew member has TB – Seatrade Cruise News

Well being Safety NSW despatched a letter on Saturday to all passengers on Ruby Princess’ March 8-19 voyage from New Zealand to Sydney advising them a crew member has been recognized with tuberculosis.

Danger to passengers is low

Christine Selvey, assistant director of communicable illnesses, mentioned the crew member is at present a affected person at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and that passengers on the ship have a really low danger of an infection.

She mentioned the affected person has been recognized many weeks after they have been on board Ruby Princess and those that could also be in danger are roommates and shut associates.

‘Tuberculosis is unfold from an individual with energetic illness after shut and extended contact with that particular person, quite than informal publicity,’ she mentioned.

Dr. Selvey mentioned the division is following up with these individuals at elevated danger in order that they are often checked for an infection and obtain preventive therapy if obligatory.

Ship is topic of two COVID-19 investigations

Greater than 700 instances of coronavirus and no less than 22 deaths have now been linked to Ruby Princess which is the topic of each a felony investigation and a Particular Fee of Inquiry.

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