Mystery as Argentine sailors infected with virus after 35 da
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Argentina is trying to solve a medical mystery after 57 sailors were infected with the coronavirus after 35 days at sea, despite the entire crew testing negative before leaving port.

According to the ministry, 57 sailors, out of 61 crew members, were diagnosed with the virus after undergoing a new test.

All of the crew members had undergone 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a hotel. Prior to that, they had negative results.

"It's hard to establish how this crew was infected, considering that for 35 days, they had no contact with dry land and that supplies were only brought in from the port of Ushuaia," said Alejandra Alfaro, the director of primary health care in Tierra del Fuego.

A team was examining "the chronology of symptoms in the crew to establish the chronology of contagion," she said.

The head of the infectious diseases department at Ushuaia Regional Hospital said he believed this is a "case that escapes all description in publications because an incubation period this long has not been described anywhere."

"We cannot yet explain how the symptoms appeared," said Ballatore.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/argentine-sailors-coronavirus-1700384-2020-07-14
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