By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States but is considered at low risk, a company spokeswoman said. The Dallas health care worker, who is said to have no symptoms and according to standards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is at the end of the 21-day maximum incubation window for Ebola, had voluntarily gone into isolation along with a companion aboard the ship. The Carnival Magic cruise ship, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, was expected to dock in Galveston, Texas, on Sunday, said Aly Bello-Cabreriza, a spokeswoman for the parent company Carnival Cruise Lines. Both Mexico and Belize refused to allow the ship to dock in their ports over Ebola concerns. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker did not have direct contact with now deceased Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan at the Dallas hospital but could have processed his bodily fluids 21 days ago, U.S. officials said. The patient boarded the ship in Galveston on Oct. 12 for a seven-night cruise. The health care worker remained in self-quarantine and was not ill, Bello-Cabreriza said. "Regular debarkation will take place," she said. "The lab worker continues to show no symptoms." The hospital worker left the country before being notified of the CDC's updated requirement for active monitoring, U.S. government officials said on Friday. Concerns about Ebola in the United States have intensified after two nurses from the Dallas hospital who cared for Duncan contracted the virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people, mostly in West Africa. The White House is facing sharp criticism from U.S. lawmakers over its efforts to contain the disease. On Thursday, Frontier Airlines said six crew members were placed on paid leave for 21 days "out of an abundance of caution," after learning that a nurse who had treated Duncan in Dallas may have been symptomatic when she flew on the airline earlier this week. (Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere, Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis)
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
- Kansas City Star
“I knew how much it meant to Tom, and I was willing to trade.”
The former guy had a meltdown over his once-favorite network for running ads critical of him.
The airline ceased operations, leaving thousands of workers unemployed and others with lower pay on a new carrier, union reps say.
According to royal experts and correspondents, the Palace was "misleading" about the Queen's recent hospitalization.
- Rolling Stone
EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff
Two sources are communicating with House investigators and detailed a stunning series of allegations to Rolling Stone, including a promise of a “blanket pardon” from the Oval Office
Angelina Jolie has been bringing her children to the different premieres for her Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals, first in Los Angeles, now in Italy.
- Hello Beautiful
Draya Michele stepped out for Drake's birthday party rocking a super sexy Lace by Tanaya chain skirt and we can't stop thinking about the jaw-dropping look!
Raw video of damage in North Bay as storm rips through the Bay Area
- Kansas City Star
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes acknowledged what’s become clear this season: He’s pressing.
Investigators used dental records to confirm the Elmhurst, Illinois, man's identity.
A torrent of social media abuse was aimed at India's only Muslim player, the bowler Mohammed Shami, after his side were thrashed by arch rivals Pakistan at the cricket T20 World Cup.
- Yahoo Life
"Welcome to Scorpio [season]," the actress quipped days ahead of her 49th birthday.
- The New York Times
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city’s public square, he felt the weight of slavery’s long shadow. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from the local white high school. The courthouse offered a “colored” water fountain, and the movie theater did not welcome him on the lower floor. As Confederate monuments across t
- College Football News
College Football News Bowl Projections: After Week 8 of the season, where do all the top teams project to go this bowl season? Who are the favorites to get into the College Football Playoff?
- USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma won at Kansas, but the performance dropped the Sooners two spots to No. 4 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Georgia stayed No. 1.
- Men's Health
Gym footage shows what happened when Thor tested out his hook on unified lightweight world champion Teófimo López
- MMA Junkie
"The Last Emperor" isn't done yet.
Poulter is preparing to play a Marvel superhero in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
- The New York Times
NOTTINGHAM, England — Lizzie Wilson was standing in a crowded nightclub Monday night with three friends when she felt a sharp pinch in her back, as if she had been pricked by a needle. Ten minutes later, she was struggling to stand. Wilson, 18, said she had heard about young women being injected with syringes at crowded clubs and immediately feared she was another victim. Her friends rushed her to the hospital, where she spent hours disoriented and without sensation in her legs. “Nobody should e
- NBC Sports
An appearance from Heart's Ann Wilson brought it all up a notch.