Trax heard a beep from his pad he always used as he pulled it out of his pocket as he saw the notice as he tapped the message to open it. He quietly read it quickly before quickly replying to the captain. =^= Aye sir! Understood sir!=^= Trax typed quickly into his pad and sent it back to the captain As he finished off his evails of the crew in his care.
Ensign Trax Suder - Jo Doctor
Hayley stepped back out into the Sickbay, making quick eye contact with each of the Physicians in turn. “If I may have everyone’s attention for a moment?” She waited until all eyes were on her before speaking further. “It appears we may have an outbreak of Terran Greek Worm Root Flu onboard.” She looked toward Codem and his crew. “Since you are the latest to board the ship it appears one of you may have inadvertently brought it aboard. So far we only have one symptomatic case and she is being appropriately isolated and treated in her quarters. This sickbay is now on Isolation precautions. Non essential sickbay staff will be transported to their quarters where they will self isolate until they can be cleared. Those among the ship who have been in close contact with our visitors will do the same. You and your crew will have to remain in isolation room one in the meantime. Our first priority will be to decontaminate this Sickbay and test and clear it’s essential staff. Once that is done we will clear the Senior and essential staff that have been in contact with you as well as the rest of my sickbay staff and anyone else who has had to isolate. Unfortunately this could take some time. Fortunately the Iso rooms are quite large and comfortable. You will be well provided for and taken care of. If you would follow me?” Hayley led the way to Iso room one and ushered the group toward the door.
Jr. Lt. Marshall, CMO
Peter stood up, having been finished with Trax. “Excuser me, I’m a doctor. I’ve never heard of this disease, and none of us showed it on our physicals here or on the Montezuma, so what makes you think we were the ones who brought it on board?” He wasn’t going to make assumptions to this being a fake disease–many times it’s a new discovery, but none of them had been sick before leaving the Montezuma, so he was on guard.
S’Dan nodded, “it’s highly illogical for it to have been us to bring this disease on board, and I’m sure the *Montezuma would have informed Starfleet by now if the crew was infected by a bizarre unknown illness.”
Hayley nodded to S’Dan, “I did not say that you had it or that you brought it on board. I simply noted that the first clinical case occurred after your arrival. As there were no active cases prior to your arrival it actually is quite logical to assume it may have come on board with your party or with something carried by your party. I am taking the necessary precautionary actions to determine if this is so and to mitigate the effects if it is. We will also be checking other ways it may have come on board. I am simply requesting that you remain in isolation until we are able to do so. This Flu is similar in some ways to Tuberculosis - Prior to becoming symptomatic it can be encapsulated for a short time in the lung tissue requiring much more specific testing then a simple scan. It will take some time to do all the required testing, even will all my staff working on it.” Hayley gestured toward the iso room once again. “You may, of course, make use of the comm system to stay in communication with the Captain for now.”
Jr. Lt. Marshall, CMO
Codem hopped down off the biobed, nodding for Alera to do the some. “As Mr Rivers said, none of us had anything flagged on our physicals just now, and surely this would’ve been detected prior to leaving the Montezuma? I’m not saying this can’t be some new disease, but there’s no cause to hold us when you can’t, to quote my friend S’Dan, logically prove we brought it aboard. It could’ve been brought by anyone, and just been undetected until now.” If they got Isolated, then it was likely things would start unravelling quickly, so he was trying his best tactics to get this reversed, before other methods were required.
“As CMO of this ship my primary concern is the health and safety of all those on board.” Hayley replied with a steely note to her voice and a serious expression. “ ‘Logical proof’ will take some time to obtain. Every possible source of this outbreak, yourselves included, will be contained until proven clear. I MAY consider prioritizing your tests somewhat, but not ahead of the medical staff. Are we clear?”
Jr. Lt. Marshall CMO
At this point two NE security guards wearing isolation masks, came in flanking the door to either side, another four were outside in the hall. Also entering was the ship’s Captain also wearing an isolation mask. Drudoc wanted to keep up appearance of their cover story for as long as possible unless the jig was up, in which case she had brought extra security inside and outside. Drudoc heard Lt Marshall’s tone as she entered and took a moment as the door closed behind her to survey the scene about. She could see their guests were on edge at the least. “..Lt Codem. My chief doctor is correct. The health and safety of my ship and crew comes first and foremost. I do however, have some questions for you regarding recent evidence uncovered on your shuttle and from our probes while we are on our way to the Montezuma. Sit down please and we can let the medical staff perform their scans while we talk..” She said in a tone which gave no measure to argue.
Drudoc Andone CO
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