Been on a ship for at least 21 days before feeling unwell and on day 26 into trip had to be repatriated and hospitalized in various hospitals (overseas as well as Australia) for a virus resulting in a encephalitic event 2 weeks later. As mentioned, I've only been confined in a ship environment with the crew being my only contact, a new crew after a crew change, and workers who come aboard for maintenance, provisioning and paperwork. I never went ashore during the whole 26-day period. The Company has refused me workers compensation. Comcare's recommendations were that workers compensation should be paid by their decision, and not by the employer and his insurance. Their reasoning behind the refusal was that work was not a contributing factor. Could someone please help me?