Monday, February 6, 2012

All noro on board!

3 cruise ships set sale this weekend after having docked in Florida and Louisiana with norovirus outbreaks. Not too much info is known on whether any passengers were infected (guess we'll have to wait the 72 hours of incubation period!). The spokesperson for the cruise ship said that the ship was cleaned and shouldn't cause the symptoms of upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea.

I wish the article provided more information on the cleaning measures, how many patients went onboard, how many patients were affected by the outbreak, and how many other cruise ships will be docking in the oubreak area.

The spokesperson for the cruise line also said the passengers were warned - this somehow seems like blaming the victim.

But we'll see in a few days what happens! dun dun dun...

Source:http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/02/06/3rd_us_cruise_ship_sails_after_virus_outbreak/

-Michelle Jin

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