Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Man fighting for life after meningitis outbreak on liner


(ANSA) - Livorno, October 8 - Four members of the crew of an
Italian liner are in hospital, including one who is fighting for
his life, following an outbreak of bacterial meningitis.
The four were admitted to hospital in the Tuscan port of
Livorno on Sunday at the end of a cruise by MSC's Orchestra
A 32-year-old Indonesian crew member is the most ill of the
He is in the intensive care department of Livorno hospital
as is another man who is seriously ill, a 47-year-old Italian
who worked in the kitchen of the ship.
The two other crew members are in the hospital's infective
diseases department.
The MSC Orchestra left Livorno to start another cruise late
on Sunday.
U.S. health officials said on Sunday that 91 people in nine
states were infected with fungal meningitis in an outbreak
linked to steroid injections that has killed seven people.

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