New coronavirus cluster linked to Nile River cruise ship popular with tourists
The Egyptian cruise ship workers were tested for the virus at the end of its 14-day incubation period, said Egyptian health authorities, which suggests the infections occurred during a cruise between the cities of Aswan and Luxor sometime in the third week of February.
Authorities have not disclosed the number and nationality of passengers on that cruise.
Three Montgomery County, Md., residents were diagnosed with the virus Thursday, two weeks after they returned from an overseas trip. County Executive Marc Elrich (D) said he was told by an aide to the governor that the three residents were on a cruise, and health officials said the CDC became aware this week that a person on their trip had potentially exposed others to the virus. But officials would not say where the trip was, citing the privacy of the three residents, all of whom are recovering from moderate flu-like symptoms.
Egyptian authorities were prompted to investigate a possible outbreak involving the Nile cruise after a Taiwanese American woman who had been on board tested positive …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]