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Mexican authorities turn back cruise ship with ebola

BELIZE - A U.S. cruise ship carrying a worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man who died is being forced to skip its last port and reroute.

The Carnival Magic was unable to dock Friday morning in Cozumel, Mexico because authorities would not allow it, said 7NEWS reporter Eric Lupher, who is on the cruise ship.

The ship docked in Belize on Thursday, but when passengers returned Thursday night, Lupher said the ship didn't leave right away and there was no explanation why. On Friday morning, passengers expected to wake up in Cozumel. However, at 7 a.m. MT, the captain told the passengers there was a delay and they would be at the Port of Cozumel shortly.

Three hours later, the captain said that someone who worked at a hospital in Texas was on the ship and that authorities tried to get the person on a flight from Belize to the U.S., but officials in Belize would


Added: Oct-17-2014 
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