Navigation Links
Mysterious Illness on Riverboat not Caused by Bacteria

36 people taking a riverboat cruise down the Ohio River suffered flu-like symptoms last week, that were most likely caused by some virus //according to a health official on Monday.

Bacteria have been ruled out as the source of the illness, as Beth Crace, a spokeswoman for the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services said. Additional test results were still being awaited by officials.

Dr. William Hacker, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health said that if those tests do not confirm the cause, cultures will be sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further analysis.

According to Hacker on Sunday the illness appeared similar to the Norwalk virus, which is a contagious although usually not a life-threatening ailment which is common aboard cruise ships and in nursing homes and schools. The symptoms caused by this virus include mild to moderate gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea that last for about 12 to 24 hours.

The passengers of the cruise ship, the Mississippi Queen who complained of being sick were examined during the weekend at a hospital in Henderson. Two of them remained hospitalized for observation on Monday. Although dozens of other passengers sought emergency room help as well they were not given admission.

Federal and state health officials have been monitoring food and hygiene practices aboard the paddlewheel riverboat that was en route from Cincinnati tho St. Louis with 525 passengers. Hacker said that the CDC sent a team to travel aboard the boat from Paducah to St. Louis.

A statement given by the Delta Queen Steamboat Co that operates the boat, canceled the last two days of the cruise Monday so that it could "conduct additional deep cleaning" without inconveniencing passengers.

Remaining passengers who continued on the cruise following the raising of health concerns were taken to hotels in St. Louis.

The company st ated that the boat would be soon ready for its next trip, which begins on Wednesday as a seven-day cruise from St. Louis to Minneapolis.


NLA
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness
2. Mysterious viral outbreak in Toronto, influenza ruled out
3. Mysterious Death Of Seabirds Triggers Bird Flu Concern
4. Orissa Affected By Mysterious Fever
5. Bird Flu Not The Cause For Mysterious Bird Deaths
6. Babies Found with Mysterious Bone Fractures
7. 12 Kids In Bihar Die Due To A Mysterious Disease
8. Low Socioeconomic Status May Lead To Mental Illness
9. Scientists Warn Against Food Borne Illnesses
10. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
11. Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response to meager public ... unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the American Aphasia Association, ... , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, but through collaboration ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health ... of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to ... Christian University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media ... Janet Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, ... Mack Robinson College of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... associated with discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and ... the case of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will continue to ... Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career and final ... and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly increased focus ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... --   , Study met ... cleansing and superiority in , Excellent ... of the ascending colon   , ... Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data from the phase III ... versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... the world , s first dual ... fistula intervention   OrbusNeich, a global company ... expanded its portfolio to include products to treat peripheral ... the company,s first entry devices for lower limb and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: