Norovirus

Royal Caribbean's CEO says passengers would stop getting norovirus if they would just wash their hands Mark Matousek 

By Devon Andre of belmarrahealth.com Norovirus prevention may be possible with oregano oil and citric acid. Norovirus is highly contagious and often seen in school and cruise ship settings. It can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Although it often goes away on its own, effective preventative measures...

by maritime-executive.com On March 18, port authorities in St. Maarten refused entry to the Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel Norwegian Gem due to a gastrointestinal virus outbreak on board, citing the "interests of public health.” Following advance reports of an outbreak, a Port St. Maarten port control team boarded the vessel to inspect her. "While onboard,...
Crown Princess

by maritime-executive.com Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess suffered an outbreak of norovirus on its January 3 – 18 voyage. The incident is the first reported norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship calling at a U.S. port so far this year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports...
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...
P&O Pacific Eden

by Julie Power of smh.com.au Passengers aboard P&O's newly-launched cruise liner say it is anything but a Pacific Eden, with a gastrointestinal outbreak affecting a number of passengers ahead of its return to Sydney on Monday. The ship Pacific Eden, which docked in Sydney on Monday morning, has been...
Avoid Norovirus

by cruisehive.com You’ll always read about news of the Norovirus which has spread onboard some cruise ship which can be pretty scary especially if you don’t cruise that often or not at all. Well don’t worry because there are ways to protect yourself while onboard so you can continue...
5 Things Cruise Lines Aren’t Likely to Tell You

Planned a cruise trip for the very first time? Need inside information regarding the cruise and what to expect? Well, then you should learn about these secrets of cruise lines. They do not reveal certain information which is important for you, as a traveler to know. It is important...
Norovirus Mutations in Oysters

by thedailymeal.com Oysters, especially when eaten raw, may be the reason behind the cruise lovers’ curse, norovirus, finds a new study published in the journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  Also known as the stomach flu, norovirus is among the world’s most common types of gastrointestinal...

by laboratoryequipment.com Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered from the German Cancer Research Center. Therefore, lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against the most common pathogen of severe gastrointestinal infections. Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks...