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Published On: Fri, Mar 8th, 2013

Norovirus sickens scores on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Vision of the Seas’

An outbreak of the nasty, gastrointestinal disease has struck passengers and crew of  Royal Caribbean’s ‘Vision of the Seas’ upon returning to Port Everglades today, according to a WPTV.com report today.

Vision of the Seas Image/Video Screen Shot

Vision of the Seas
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“Vision of the Seas experienced an elevated number of persons with a gastrointestinal illness on its last sailing,” Royal Caribbean International said in a statement.

Official tally of those ill include 108 passengers and crew; however, passengers said more than 200 passengers had to be quarantined due to the outbreak.

Patients were given over the counter medication and the ship was “extensively sanitized” according to a company statement.

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause the “stomach flu,” or gastroenteritis in people.

The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some stomach cramping. Sometimes people additionally have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of tiredness. The illness often begins suddenly, and the infected person may feel very sick. In most people, the illness is self-limiting with symptoms lasting for about 1 or 2 days. In general, children experience more vomiting than adults do.

Norovirus is spread person to person particularly in crowded, closed places. Norovirus is typically spread through contaminated food and water, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and close contact with someone who is vomiting or has diarrhea.

The highly contagious norovirus is the second leading infectious cause of gastroenteritis-associated deaths accounting for 800 annually. Norovirus causes more than 20 million illnesses annually, and it is the leading cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in the United States.

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