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Old 01-11-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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Norovirus hits far more often in nursing homes, day care centers, hospitals, and college dorms. <snip>

It has nothing to do with seasickness, which is not caused by pathogens.
A few years ago an NCAA Swimming championship in Columbus, Ohio was postponed for a day or two because so many swimmers had come down with norovirus on the trip to Columbus. I believe they traced it to a particular connecting airport but they weren't all on the same plane. Definitely not just cruise ships.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:33 AM
 
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Yes, I know. Though most of the time it's spread by someone not properly washing their hands and then touching a door knob, a communal utensil at a buffet, an elevator button or even a pencil. The incubation period is generally 12-48 hours and once it spreads it spreads like wildfire.
Another issue is that while they stick had sanitizers out by buffets, those are not typically effective against norovirus. Most newer ships now have handwashing stations by the buffets, but that is not the case in older ships. I usually try either to wash my hands before going to the buffet and not touch anything on my way up or wash it in the bathroom by the buffet area if there is no hand wash station. All the sanitizers do is make my hands get dry and crack, which is certainly not helpful.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Another issue is that while they stick had sanitizers out by buffets, those are not typically effective against norovirus. Most newer ships now have handwashing stations by the buffets, but that is not the case in older ships. I usually try either to wash my hands before going to the buffet and not touch anything on my way up or wash it in the bathroom by the buffet area if there is no hand wash station. All the sanitizers do is make my hands get dry and crack, which is certainly not helpful.
Yes, we all know washing hands using hot water and soap is the best policy but the hand sanitizers do some good. for me, if my hands get dry after using them I just apply more lotion. ON some cruise lines there are people waiting at the buffet to spray our hands.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Sh*t happens. Literally.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Several articles lately on how the usual 'hand sanitizers', liquid and other, have little to no effect on containing e.coli, norovirus, et al.

There appear to be one or two types that do, but they are not the usual dispenser stuff sold in stores or seen/used on ships, public places.

GL, mD
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Several articles lately on how the usual 'hand sanitizers', liquid and other, have little to no effect on containing e.coli, norovirus, et al.

There appear to be one or two types that do, but they are not the usual dispenser stuff sold in stores or seen/used on ships, public places.

GL, mD
I am not about to go into a cabin or a hotel room and wipe down everything in the place that might have germs.. I am not going to use wipes on the railings of a ship, but I will carry them with me, use them some and I don't care what has been written. Even a little protection is better than none. Of course we all know soap and water is the best preventive method but like JK mentioned @@@@ happens and part of not getting sick is somewhat luck I am guessing.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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^ I agree with you...
I use wipes, lotion, etc regularly, esp in public places.

I was simply pointing out to the Thread that the CDC, et al note that wipes/'anti bacterial soap/dispenser stuff has little to no effect on many viruses and some bacteria.

Posts here don't have to be considered an arm wrestle.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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in practice, I always barge ahead of anyone with toilet paper stuck to their shoe
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Yes, I know. Though most of the time it's spread by someone not properly washing their hands and then touching a door knob, a communal utensil at a buffet, an elevator button or even a pencil. The incubation period is generally 12-48 hours and once it spreads it spreads like wildfire.
On my last cruise I watched a young lady in front of us don a plastic glove before handling tongs at the salad bar. I thought that was a bit over the top. Then, I got SICK. It lasted 24 miserable hours. Going on a cruise next week. Think I'll use gloves at the salad bar!
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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Ewww, sucks to be stuck on a ship if that happens.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/270-...173810412.html
Thankfully, no one was allowed off the ship. We donít need people spreading that crap around here. No thank you!
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