The American warship was quarantined at sea for TWO MONTHS due to the virus epidemic
- The USS Fort McHenry is currently operating in the Persian Gulf, in the Middle East
- 25 sailors and marines aboard the warship were diagnosed with mumps
- The first case broke out in December and the last was reported on March 9
Chiara Fiorillo for Mailonline
A US warship was quarantined at sea for two months due to a virus epidemic.
Of the 703 sailors and marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry, 25 were diagnosed with mumps, a viral infection similar to mumps, according to US military officers.
The ship is currently operating in the Persian Gulf in the Middle East.
The virus broke out in December and the most recent case was reported on 9 March.
The USS Fort McHenry warship ( in the photo) is currently operative in the Persian Gulf
The patients were quarantined and treated in the medical structure of the ship after the mumps spread on the ship.
The common areas and living areas have also been disinfected.
"None of the cases is potentially lethal and all have already been done or are in order to make a full recovery," Fifth Fleet told CNN.
None of the crew members had to leave the ship after the virus spread.
The Fifth Fleet also said that all military personnel aboard the USS Fort McHenry received vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella.
Mumps is an inflammation of the parotid glands, located between the ear and the jaw.
It can be a consequence of mumps, which can be prevented by vaccination.
The ship was quarantined at sea for two months due to a mumps epidemic, a viral infection similar to mumps, broke out in December last year  A military officer said that when a serious illness breaks out, you could decide to interrupt the port visits up to 30 days after the last reported illness, due to the incubation periods.
The US warship stopped in early January in Romania before returning to the Mediterranean and heading for the Middle East, where it is currently in quarantine.
Officials are currently considering whether it would be safe to make a port call.
From the first case broke out in December, 24 of the 25 patients returned to duty.
Mail Online contacted the US Navy for comment.