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February 20, 2010

Sucks to be you, Vancouver Olympics

Canada has confirmed a case of leprosy aboard an Olympic security cruise ship.*

Health officials confirmed Friday a crew member has a case of leprosy aboard a cruise ship anchored in the city's harbour that houses police and Canadian Forces personnel providing security for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is curable and is not considered highly contagious, said provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall.

Colour me reassured.

* Whatever an Olympic security cruise ship might be when it is at home.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 20, 2010 12:20 PM

Comments

Actually, it was a rather good idea which should have applied to the athletes' village as well. Park a few cruise ships at 100K a day in English Bay and you have "housing" for however many people you need to have at the Games. Vancouver could have pulled this off but, instead, they spent a billion building "condos"....sigh.

Posted by: Jay Currie [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 21, 2010 03:14 AM