stomach flu

More Misery: Norovirus Stomach Bug Spreading

Posted on 01/17/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThis is turning out to be a miserable winter for staying healthy. First it was the flu epidemic, and now comes word that a new, severe strain of norovirus — also called the winter vomiting bug or the cruise-ship virus — has spread from Australia to Europe to Canada to the U.S. Australian newspapers say the new norovirus, first identified in Sydney last March, has killed nursing home residents from California to Japan, kept cruise ships carrying suspected patients docked …

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 …