Cruise passengers on board a Carnival Magic cruise were able to breathe a sigh of relief after a laboratory technician from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who handled and processed blood samples from the late Liberian Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested negative for the lethal filovirus, according to a Carnival press release today.
Officials with the cruise line said the cruise ship docked early this morning as health workers did the final check up on the yet unnamed passenger.
Carnival said the following about the health worker:
The Carnival Magic did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel.
In other news about the so called “epicenter” of Ebola in America, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Barclay Berdan, CEO , Texas Health Resources released “A Letter to the Community”, published in the Dallas Morning News today where he acknowledges that Texas Health Resources “made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge.”