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    US warship quarantined at sea due to virus outbreak
    By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent
    Updated 1:50 PM ET, Wed March 13, 2019

    (CNN)A US warship has essentially been quarantined at sea for over two months and has been unable to make a port call due to an outbreak of a viral infection similar to mumps.

    Twenty-five sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry amphibious warship have been diagnosed with parotitis, which causes symptoms similar to mumps, according to US military officials.

    Until CNN asked about the incident, the US military had not disclosed it. The illness first broke out in December, with the most recent case being reported on March 9.

    "None of the cases are life-threatening and all have either already made or are expected to make a full recovery," the Fifth Fleet said in a statement provided to CNN...

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    A US warship hit hard by the mumps is finally virus-free after 5 months quarantined at sea
    Ryan PickrellMay 2, 2019, 23:13 IST

    The USS Fort McHenry appears to finally be virus-free after an outbreak of the mumps left the ship quarantined at sea for five months.
    A total of 28 people, roughly 4% of the 703 service members on board, were affected, but all the infected personnel have recovered returned to duty.
    It's been 112 days since the ship made a port call, a unusually long stretch to go without a break for the crew and resupply for the ship. Typically, deployed US warships make a port call every month.

    A viral mumps outbreak that left a deployed US Navy warship quarantined at sea for five months is finally under control.

    US military personnel aboard the USS Fort McHenry, a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship carrying Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, began falling ill and were diagnosed with viral parotitis shortly after the ship departed Mayport Naval Station in Florida in mid-December. The Navy later clarified that affected personnel appeared to be suffering from a probable case of the mumps. By early April, the number of affected service members had risen to 28, roughly 4% of the 703 people on board...