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Second measles case confirmed
A second measles case has been confirmed on the 'Hrossey'. NHS Shetland has this week issued a “warn and inform” message to all passengers who travelled on three dates, including a northbound sailing which called in at Kirkwall. Those who disembarked and embarked the ferry in Orkney on Oct 19, have been warned that they may have come into contact with the highly-infectious virus. Warnings have also been issued for all passengers who travelled on the southbound and northbound sailings on Oct 20 and 21, which did not call in past Orkney. All crew members who travelled on the three dates have been notified. NHS Shetland was working with other relevant authorities including Health Protection Scotland to ensure that all control measure were in place to prevent further spread of the disease.
Public alert after case of measles on ferry
A public health alert has been issued to hundreds of passengers of the 'Hrossey' after it emerged a passenger was diagnosed with measles on Oct 7, 2019. More than 240 passengers and crew members were at risk of catching the contagious disease. NHS Grampian contacted passengers travelling on the Northlink Ferries operated vessel from Aberdeen to Shetland in the night of Oct 7. O NHS Grampian and Northlink Ferries have said they are working together to try and address the vast number who have potentially been exposed to the disease, with 244 onboard the ferry. They wwere working with partners to investigate the single case of measles in an adult.
Ferry assisted injured yachtie
The "Hrossey" has been diverted to assist and help evacuate a woman who has been injured on a yacht off Shetland. The Coastguard confirmed it had evacuated the woman by helicopter after the incident south of the Fair Isle. The ferry had heard a distress call from a man and wife team on a French yacht in the evening of Apr 20, 2018, and contacted Shetland coastguard. However, with the Coastguard some distance away and transmission poor, the ferry en route from Lerwick to Kirkwall initially provided a communications relay and diverted to the scene. It launched a fast craft to help the woman, who had suffered a broken arm. A passenger on board also provided a translation service between the coastguard and the yacht. The casualty has now been transferred by helicopter to Tingwall Hospital for treatment.News schreiben