Reefer Marine Phoenix scared New Orleans with possible Ebola case
Reefer Marine Phoenix on Sep 17 arrival scared New Orleans with one critically ill crew member, who was taken to hospital, together with three other crew, and a pilot. Vessel arrived from Democratic Republic of Congo, which immediately generated possible Ebola case speculations. Officials said it’s malaria, not Ebola. Three other crew are suffering from a light form of illness, and pilot was hospitalized for a check, just to be safe. Vessel informed US authorities about ill persons on board well in advance.