Health concerns about crippled cruise ship
Dr. Marc Siegel on risks aboard ship
- Duration 4:11
- Date Feb 14, 2013
Dr. Marc Siegel on risks aboard ship
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Joining me now to explain what health risk to passengers may be facing -- board is our friend doctor mark -- doctor Harry you are shown to the -- of sewage dysentery.
That's number one on the list and it's amazing what the crew's been able to do -- that hasn't happened yet and -- there was something like it hasn't.
Because once your hands get contaminated you don't have the kind of clean water you do to get rid of the bacteria.
And then you get dehydrated because there's a lot of heat around there in this been some smoke in the cabins.
So you have a risk of smoke inhalation the stress I'm so glad to -- sick people kept their spirits up Chris can you imagine.
You're at -- for seven days you don't know when you're going to be brought in is supposed to be there for three days the anxiety.
People with underlying health problems personal was taken off for dialysis -- she said a relative but the underlying health problems if you run out of your medications.
That can be a problem with your high blood pressure or your artists from the people of they have medical conditions because they were due to be on the -- for X number days -- -- probably -- prepared.
Although she ships have doctors and they have nurses and they they do have some provisions and some pharmaceutical help right they have a full time -- usually on a ship like that and I bet and nurses and I bet that they were working overnight all all through the night to make sure that people didn't get sick.
Emergency provisions if they've been that's a much longer than this that might have been a problem I am definitely concerned about that they're having been a risk for dehydration -- my biggest concern and I've never been a big -- person but about bottom boats from friends and I tried to -- -- boat once or twice in his little spaces is not the -- -- -- -- -- -- that.
Are they your big voter I love I have my own -- out here and that's entirely but I can only in my high character there had that thought that would start to scare the living daylights out of me when people have to keep calm under this kind of a circumstance because that's when injuries occur when people panic.
Yeah that is the difficult part -- coming up and that is getting this thing in doctor and getting people off that ship safely.
And then I guess the medical systems will be there when they're when they're on land.
Stay -- -- would there -- -- also joining us live on the phone.
From the powerless cruise ship is -- -- -- just got married last weekend I guess -- the -- Rob.
-- are good and rob this is your honeymoon.
Yes but I got married on -- well congratulations that he did you get married on the ship.
-- -- -- Well well I hope that's not an indication of maybe some rough waters that edit your backwards.
I don't know -- -- how we are now.
How are you hold -- up -- body -- holding up.
I don't want -- most everybody's in good spirits.
-- done a great job I mean.
It's an unfortunate speculation.
That don't we -- got into an -- everybody's pretty -- my best stuff.
Yeah how about the sanitary conditions that that seems to be doctor -- number one concern.
Well it was bad sort of start spending.
Shortly after the problem now there's only a matter where -- started out -- -- -- state.
Or stand to urinate in the -- -- -- the buyout.
And Burton you know look at it that they have that built up pretty quickly and always visible you can imagine -- -- and -- know -- would have -- I would assume the point being -- How -- -- able to keep your hands clean after after using the right kind of whose conditions.
Luckily they have sanitary and changed all -- partners they didn't follow chip you know we got pretty much.
I don't I don't I don't want not what our.
You have drinking water -- able to have drinking water all the time.
Yes the water without forward.
Better part of today that couple water filtration and water system back up -- run in the toilet or not.
Such a good story but but they did have Bob Walker forced out but recorder on and -- -- -- -- -- -- then.
It's backed -- You you and I'm not -- -- -- a values and have a lot of alcohol which may have helped take yes I'm I'm one of the ships.
-- Joseph honeymoon.
The Sylvia's story and -- assuming obviously the docking goes well maybe get off the ship safely tonight but.
All the best -- -- new bride and and our best everybody on the ship thanks to -- -- us.