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After disaster of Costa Concordia, Carnival faces new troubles with a ...
... Voyager of the Seas ...
6 days ago – About 158 people were infected by the virus on that ship. ... usually lasts from one to three days, is debilitating for the very young, the very old and those with weakened immune systems; norovirus is an ... people, items they touch, such as food in buffets, and human waste. ...
Vacation-goers were told their cruise would be delayed a few hours while the ship was being cleaned.
Norovirus strikes 3rd American cruise ship - Health - CBC News:
Anyone still up for a cruise? (CBC News Posted: Feb 5, 2012)
About 200 passengers became ill with the gastrointestinal illness, which causes vomiting and diarrhea. The company did not immediately return a call and email seeking further details.
Earlier in the weekend, two Princess cruise ships were forced to undergo a complete disinfection at their home port of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after dozens of passengers and crew fell ill.
Norovirus, which usually lasts from one to three days, can be debilitating for the very young, the very old and those with weakened immune systems. It is easily spread through contact with infected people, items they touch, such as food in buffets, and human waste.
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Norovirus -- aka Norwalk-like viruses or caliciviruses ... Noroviruses are a group of related viruses. Infection with these viruses affects the stomach and intestines and causes an illness called gastroenteritis (GAS-tro-en-ter-I-tis; inflammation of the stomach and intestines).
Many Names, Same Symptoms
Oysters linked to norovirus outbreak in Washington State FDA is warning consumers to not eat certain ASSI Brand frozen oysters following a norovirus outbreak in Washington State in October 2011
Norovirus outbreak strikes NBA in 2010 ... Overall, 21 players and three staff from 13 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams in 11 states were affected by a norovirus outbreak from November to December 2010 ...
[Picture LINK]Impact of new norovirus strain on outbreaks Norovirus caused the majority of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in the United States from 2007 to 2010. However, a new strain that emerged in 2009 did not lead to more outbreaks.
You may hear norovirus illness called "food poisoning" or "stomach flu." It is true that food poisoning can be caused by noroviruses. But, other germs and chemicals can also cause food poisoning. Norovirus illness is not related to the flu (influenza), which is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.
Symptoms of norovirus infection usually include diarrhea, throwing up, nausea, and stomach cramping.
Other, less common symptoms may include low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and general sense of fatigue.