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Old 01-10-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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Ewww, sucks to be stuck on a ship if that happens.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/270-...173810412.html

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More than 270 people aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have fallen ill with norovirus as the vessel headed toward Jamaica on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Royal Caribbean, Owen Torres, confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that a total of 277 guests and crew members have been affected since the ship departed on Jan. 6 from Port Canaveral, Fla
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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I seem to remember this happening to royal Caribbean not to long ago again
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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I think this happens every year on one cruise line or another. SW Michigan is having a norovirus outbreak as well. It happens every year in confined spaces with a lot of people that don't always wash their hands.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:11 PM
 
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I think this happens every year on one cruise line or another. SW Michigan is having a norovirus outbreak as well. It happens every year in confined spaces with a lot of people that don't always wash their hands.

The only place I ever hear of it happening is on cruises. I wonder if it has something to do with people on ships getting seasick? If confined spaces is a factor, does it happens in prisons?
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:46 PM
 
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The only place I ever hear of it happening is on cruises. I wonder if it has something to do with people on ships getting seasick? If confined spaces is a factor, does it happens in prisons?
It's a virus and a very contagious one at that. It has nothing to do with seasickness. It's more about it's spread through infected fecal matter. I've never heard of an outbreak happening at a prison because the prisoners can't get out so less of a chance of them spreading germs.

It happens in schools a lot. They've had to close schools down for a day and clean them.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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UGH, that's terrible! The ship came back early. I'm going on a cruise next month (not RCCL) and I'm hoping to not get sick with the flu right beforehand! This is awful and due most likely to someone not washing their hands after using the washroom and then eating at the buffet.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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The only place I ever hear of it happening is on cruises. I wonder if it has something to do with people on ships getting seasick? If confined spaces is a factor, does it happens in prisons?
Norovirus hits far more often in nursing homes, day care centers, hospitals, and college dorms. Think about it: Lots of people packed into small living areas, compromised or undeveloped immune systems, shared meals, insular socialization. Also, people going on cruises fly to the starting port from all over the world, introducing strains of norovirus for which their fellow travelers have little or no immunity.

Cruise ship infestations are frightening for two big reasons: It visits places (which can easily spread the virus all over world), and people think of all the money spent on a ruined vacation. I guess the latter makes sensational news headlines, whereas infested nursing homes do not.

It has nothing to do with seasickness, which is not caused by pathogens.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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It's a virus and a very contagious one at that. It has nothing to do with seasickness. It's more about it's spread through infected fecal matter. I've never heard of an outbreak happening at a prison because the prisoners can't get out so less of a chance of them spreading germs.

It happens in schools a lot. They've had to close schools down for a day and clean them.
It can be spread by other means than fecal matter. When someone pukes, the aerosolized virus travels amazing distances. Yes, there have been studies done on this. UGH. When an infected person touches something that someone else later touches, the second person now picks up the virus even though he or she might not become sick from the contact.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Norovirus hits far more often in nursing homes, day care centers, hospitals, and college dorms. Think about it: Lots of people packed into small living areas, compromised or undeveloped immune systems, shared meals, insular socialization. Also, people going on cruises fly to the starting port from all over the world, introducing strains of norovirus for which their fellow travelers have little or no immunity.

Cruise ship infestations are frightening for two big reasons: It visits places (which can easily spread the virus all over world), and people think of all the money spent on a ruined vacation. I guess the latter makes sensational news headlines, whereas infested nursing homes do not.

It has nothing to do with seasickness, which is not caused by pathogens.
Exactly: People do not realize, generally the cause has to do with someone boarding the ship that has been exposed from another source and yes it is very hard to control when it once gets a hold of us. Another factor is: it is easier to spot when on a ship than when it is picked up on a plane, in a hospital or even a hotel. WE an all remember the days when we had the 24 stomach flue, or most of us can. Noro was probably what we had.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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It can be spread by other means than fecal matter. When someone pukes, the aerosolized virus travels amazing distances. Yes, there have been studies done on this. UGH. When an infected person touches something that someone else later touches, the second person now picks up the virus even though he or she might not become sick from the contact.
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.
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