Navigation Links
Hundreds Literally Sea ‘sick’ on Luxury Linr

‘A sea cruise we will never forget’, is how some passengers describe it.//

They speak for many more, around 300 passengers and crew who were infected with a stomach flu-causing bug; norovirus aboard the luxury cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth 2.

This virus causes a contagious gastric illness, gastroenteritis that leaves its victims with diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.

The liner’s owner Cunard Line notified the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 11 that some of the passengers and crew were sick with symptoms resembling gastroenteritis caused by norovirus.

The ship was examined by CDC officials at Mexico, and docked at San Francisco.

As officials continue to perform lab tests on stool samples the suspect is norovirus, which causes this form of gastroenteritis.

Norovirus is highly contagious and infection is common this time of year. In rare cases, the elderly and young children can die from dehydration caused by norovirus symptoms. The infection, which ranks second only to the common cold in reported cases, usually clears up in two or three days with no lasting effects.

The infections amounted to nearly 17 percent of the ship's 1,652 passengers, a particularly high percentage, said Jaret Ames, acting chief of the CDC's vessel sanitation program.

By comparison, a norovirus outbreak last month aboard the world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, infected 338 passengers out of 3823, or less than 9 percent.

Investigators determined the emergency sanitation measures put in place by the QE2's crew, from disinfecting casino chips to halting self-service at the ship's buffet, were containing the outbreak.

Passengers report to have treated well by the crew, and many of them have recovered.

Yet this may be a sea-faring adventure whose memories they are unlikely to cherish.


AN
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Man Arrested For Sending Hundreds Of Anthrax Hoax Letters
2. Hundreds Of Jobs To Be Lost With The Merger Of Two Major Hospitals In UK
3. Hundreds of human tissue products been recalled
4. Burning fires in Northern Ontario Cause Hundreds to leave their Homes
5. Hundreds dying in northeast from AIDS
6. Hundreds of Children Put on a Trial to Trace the Cause of Peanut Allergy
7. Hundreds of Turkeys Die Due to Bird Flu
8. Luxury Spas Ride Boom in Wellness Industry in Poland
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and ... 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will ... Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... BALTIMORE (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... average of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, ... higher. , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm Forward ... Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership ... the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... and biologics manufacturer, has expanded its executive staff with the addition of industry ... In this role, Slott will develop the national distribution and sales network, direct ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance ... a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An ... technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient ... Innovative Design ... Wireless Solution ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. ... on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ... better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR ... efficacy of the compression for a more informed CPR ... to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: