Travel Health

Marnie Hunter, CNN • Published 13th February 2020 (CNN) — As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the cruise industry is under scrutiny following an outbreak that has left one ship quarantined in Asia and passengers worldwide worrying about whether they need to change their cruise plans.More...

By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI February 7, 2020 BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by the authorities after trying to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus...

BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL - 01/27/20 05:43 PM EST © Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest travel warning on Monday, urging Americans to avoid...
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For an entire day, passengers on the cruise ship were blocked from disembarking after a woman onboard became sick. She did not have the disease, but Italy did identify its first two cases in Rome.

January 22, 2020 Shared from Cruise Industry News The early 2000s and the SARS virus sent Asia-Pacific operators scrambling to move ships, and the same may be about to play out as a number of brands...
Chinese tourist falls off cruise ship, survives 38 hours adrift at sea

Doug Criss, CNN • Published 19th September 2019 (CNN) — You've probably never given much thought to the quality of the water on an airplane.Maybe it's time you should.A recent study ranks the water served on major and regional US airlines.Drink...

Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News Published 10:54 a.m. ET Sept. 17, 2019  Royal Caribbean’s gargantuan Oasis of the Seas boasts multiple outdoor pools and an 82-foot zip line and made quite a splash when it added the first Tiffany & Co. boutique at sea in...

August 30, 20193:49 PM ET JOE PALCA Water utilities need quick ways to check for contamination in the drinking water supply, including from norovirus, which causes intestinal distress. Scientists are trying to make it easier to test...
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A widespread outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed one person and sickened possibly dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The hotel evacuated all its guests on July 15 and remains closed as of press time.  Public health officials...

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 2019-08-07 17:06:39 The UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) says that its simple survival advice for cold water immersion is already helping to keep people alive. The message - broadcast via a social media...