February 5, 2012

Trouble at Sea

1 Hundreds of Cruise Passengers Had Norovirus

Almost 500 passengers on two Princess Cruises ships have become ill with Norovirus. CNN reports that the Florida-based cruise company says that 499 cases of the Norovirus occurred on the Ruby Princess and the Crown Princess ships. Both ships are based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The cruise company says they're working with the CDC to identify the cause of the illnesses. Both ships were cleaned and are returning to sea. Passengers on departing cruises were notified of the cleaning and outbreak, and asked to take protective measures. The Norovirus can cause stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting, and is spread by touching contaminated surfaces or through contaminated water or food.

More at CNN | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Latest Cruise Ship Health Fear: Leprosy

Tags: Diseases Cruise Ships, Norovirus Risks, Norovirus on Cruises, Princess Cruises, Ruby Princess Cruise, Crown Princess Ships, Problems Cruise Ship Vacations

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