Also interesting: Events at Sea
Snip: February 19 Statendam Holland America Line CTV (Canada) reports a crew member aboard a ship housing 2010 Olympic security forces is bring treated for leprosy. Leprosy is typically characterized by skin rashes and nerve damage. It is easily treated with antibiotics. The crew member visited a doctor aboard the ship, who in turn referred the case to a dermatologist in Vancouver. Samples were sent to a lab and came back positive. The crew member was immediately treated. Leprosy is not highly contagious to begin with, and there is no risk of the disease spreading 24 hours after treatment. The crew member worked in the engine room so had no contact with passengers and there is no indication that it spread to any other crew members.
Leper!, Outcast!, Unclean!
Keep the tip...
Notice they didn’t even mention this person’s nationality.
Leprosy... man talk about a blast from the past!
Not an expert, but I believe the biggest threat of Hansen’s is undetected injury to the body because all sensation is gone. I have heard of a program of personal visual self-examination (VSE?) to spot unfelt damage (bruises, cuts, infections, etc.) that could get much worse, even fatal, if untreated.
Did anyone check for locusts?