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(NEWSER) – If you're already a little paranoid about getting sick on a cruise ship, this news is certainly not going to help: A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital employee who may have handled Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's lab specimens has self-quarantined aboard the Carnival Magic.

The unnamed worker never came into direct contact with Duncan and isn't showing any symptoms; however, Belize won't allow the Magic or any of its passengers into port, and the US government is now working with Carnival to get the ship back to the US "out of an abundance of caution," the Washington Post reports. Out of its own "abundance of caution," the Belize government says it "decided not to facilitate a US request for assistance in evacuating the passenger through the Philip Goldson International Airport."

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