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The American passengers diagnosed with coronavirus infection who were evacuated from a Japanese cruise ship are getting specialized care at a Nebraska hospital and are not part of the large quarantine at Fairfield's Travis Air Force Base, military officials said Monday.
Those 13 individuals — among the 328 U.S. passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked in Yokohama, Japan – were flown to the 20-bed National Quarantine Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Medicine. So far, they are showing only mild symptoms of the disease. One sicker person is getting a higher level of care at the hospital's Biocontainment Unit, which cared for Ebola patients in 2014.
Meanwhile, 170 healthy passengers remain in a hotel at Travis Air Force Base, where they are being monitored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 14 days. People infected with the respiratory disease may not show symptoms for days.
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