Quarantine: US warship sails the Arabian Sea, avoiding port, killing time … and germs

For the past three months, the crew of the dock landing ship Fort McHenry has been stuck at sea, avoiding port because of an outbreak of disease.But Navy officials bristle at the mention of a “quarantine.”They point out that only 25 of more than 700 sailors and Marines have been diagnosed with viral parotitis, an infection that triggers symptoms similar to mumps, with fever, dehydration and chills reported in about 3.5 percent of the service members on board the Florida-based warship.Instead, they say that

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