Friday, May 1, 2015

Hello Mr. Noro!

Holland American passengers are feeling a little green, and it's not just from sea sickness.
Friday, the popular, upscale cruise line had to remove both passengers and crew after a raging case of Norovirus ran through the ship, sicking over 60 passengers and 11 crew--approximately a full 4% of the people on board.

The ship was supposed to be blithely sailing the Caribbean, but the unexpected passenger had other plans. Spread via a fecal-oral route, where virus from infected individuals is left on surfaces to be picked up and ingested by unsuspecting victims.  Norovirus is a particularly explosive and unpleasant combination of vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.

According to the company, the entire ship was disinfected and should be ready to sail again soon.


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