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CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

By Steven Reinberg of usnews.com U.S. health officials issued a travel warning late Friday for 14 countries and territories exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to a torrent of birth defects in Brazil. The travel alert targets pregnant women and those who want...
Cruise Ship Virus Less Common Than Before

by nbcnews.com Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage. But it's becoming less common for passengers to get sick, according to figures...

A good deal of news reports came out this past week regarding the Norovirus, often called the “cruise ship virus.” Holland American Lines shortened a cruise because of an outbreak, the second cruise in succession to be struck on that ship. Websites that are often critical of cruise lines...

Let's start off with the official line and say “YES!” All travelers be updated on routine vaccines before traveling. Actually, you should have your routine vaccinations up to date even if you are not traveling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tasked to protect Americans from...

By Theresa Norton Masek of travelpulse.com Almost six months after a hospital worker suspected of handling an Ebola patient’s lab samples was quarantined on a cruise ship, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance on how crew members should deal with such cases. The situation occurred in mid-October...

By SD6 Heidi Kwon, Associated Press SAN DIEGO - A gastrointestinal illness Norovirus has gripped nearly 100 people on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity that arrived in San Diego on Monday. Of the ship's 2,117 passengers, 95 have suffered from vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms, according to a Center for Disease...