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Norovirus a Common Infection of Cruise Ships

By Mesa Law Firm  Jan. 18, 2013 11:49a

Noroviruses are a common group of related viruses which cause what is often termed "stomach flu." These viruses result in inflammation of the stomach and intestines with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach ache along with less frequent symptoms of headache, muscle aches, chills, and fever. The norovirus is a common sickness that is spread on cruise ships. In 2012, an outbreak of this type of illness occurred on the Queen Mary 2 in December, affecting more than 200 people, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Similar reports by the CDC concerned gastrointestinal illnesses from such viruses on cruise ships from Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Celebrity Cruises in 2012. A total of 32 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses including those stemming from noroviruses were reported in 2012 by the CDC and other sources with a total of 5,532 individuals becoming ill. This was a huge increase over reports in 2011, which totaled 20 with only 1,734 people getting sick. Noroviruses apparently can spread very fast, especially in closed quarters where many people are living, such as cruise ships, hotels, schools, and similar facilities. No cure or vaccine exists for illness stemming from a norovirus. Those infected generally recover within several days.

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