The issue of a norwalk like virus caused illnesses on the cruise ships

Email A new strain of the norovirus stomach bug that has been sweeping the globe is taking over the United States, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. More than outbreaks in the U. The new strain may not be unusually dangerous; some scientists don't think it is.

The issue of a norwalk like virus caused illnesses on the cruise ships

Princess Cruises The Brisbane Courier-Mail reports that doctors are "battling to contain a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus among almost passengers and crew on the luxury cruise liner.

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Passengers were given a health advisory about norovirus when they boarded the fully-booked ship; by day 4 they were advised that 37 cases have been reported and instructed to practice good personal hygiene.

The number of ill was revised to 58 of passengers on November A passenger aboard the previous cruise November 8 -- Bangkok to Beijing reports that a number of people had norovirus symptoms -- "there was never an official notice but it was common knowledge.

The ship departed Piraeus on November 15 and was expected to arrive in Freemantle Australia on December Whether the ship will arrive in time for its next cruise, a night return voyage to the UK, will be known in several days after repairs are complete. The ship is scheduled to leave Safaga December 15 and will arrive in Freemantle January 13, the day before she is due to depart on the fourth cruise of her published Down Under programme.

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Passengers booked on the three cancelled cruises Dec.Norwalk virus is the prototype strain of genetically and antigenically diverse single-stranded RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses, previously called small round-structured viruses (SRSVs), that are classified in the genus Norwalk-like viruses in the family Caliciviridae (50).

Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported over million cases of diarrhea in , and estimates about 5 to 17 percent of these may have been caused by a Norwalk virus.

Cruise ships are not the only place where you can pick up this nasty bug!

The issue of a norwalk like virus caused illnesses on the cruise ships

A new strain of the norovirus stomach bug that has been sweeping the globe is taking over the United States, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

The most common type of virus linked to gastrointestinal illness is the Norwalk-like Virus (NLV) or norovirus, which gained notoriety from a outbreak in Norwalk, Ohio. The term norovirus was recently approved as the official name for this group of viruses.

Related Illnesses Norovirus is the number one cause of gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, in the United States. It is a highly contagious virus that causes inflammation in the stomach and intestines.

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