stomach bug

Cruise Ship Outbreak ‘One of Largest in 20 Years’

Posted on 01/31/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAnother outbreak of the nasty norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug, has sent a second Caribbean cruise ship home early this week. This time it was a Princess cruise that headed back to a Houston-area port a day early with a confirmed case of norovirus that had sickened 181 passengers and 11 crew members on board. Earlier in the week, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to New Jersey after a fast-moving bug sickened nearly 700. On Friday, the Centers …

The Cruise Ship Virus — And How To Avoid It

Posted on 02/7/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe norovirus — a nasty little bug that causes stomach upset similar to food poisoning — sickened passengers and crew on three cruise ships sailing out of Florida and Louisiana this past weekend, requiring the ships to delay departure while they underwent special disinfection. Nearly 500 passengers got sick on two Princess Cruises ships based out of Fort Lauderdale, and about 200 fell ill on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, sailing from New Orleans, forcing all three ships to …