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What is a Norovirus, and Why do People get Sick on Cruise Ships?

By March 8, 2014

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No one likes to get sick when traveling, and cruise ships and other confined spaces like schools and offices seem to be particularly susceptible to the norovirus, a nasty stomach bug. This quick-onset illness seems to be most prevalent in the winter months, but norovirus can strike at any time.

Most people are concerned about what they can do to help prevent this bug that can quickly ruin a cruise vacation. The best thing to do is to wash your hands frequently, and cruise ships now have alcohol hand wash stations at the entrance to the restaurants and the gangway. Although this measure helps decrease the number of outbreaks, there are other things you should know about noroviruses.

Information from the CDC on the Norovirus

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March 12, 2014 at 4:55 am
(1) Daniel Stock says:

Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages. People get sick on cruise ship Because they just touch everywhere, the virus tends to spread immediately. Washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water and minding what you touch can help prevent an illness or infection.The post is really the greatest on this notable topic. I agree with your conclusions. Keep up your great work.

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