Norovirus Outbreak on Carnival Vista Cruise Ship

Thousands of Passengers Quarantined

13 Outbreaks Reported on Cruises This Year

A norovirus outbreak has been reported on the Carnival Vista cruise ship, which is currently docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ship is carrying almost 3,000 passengers and crew members. The outbreak has resulted in hundreds of people becoming ill, and the ship has been quarantined. This is the latest in a series of norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships this year. There have been 13 outbreaks reported on cruises in the US this year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain. It is spread through contact with contaminated food, water, or surfaces. Cruise ships are a common breeding ground for norovirus because of the close quarters and large number of people on board. The CDC has issued guidelines for cruise ship operators to prevent and control norovirus outbreaks. These guidelines include increased cleaning and disinfection, handwashing, and food safety measures.

To protect yourself from norovirus on a cruise, it is important to follow the CDC's guidelines. These include washing your hands frequently, avoiding contact with sick people, and eating only cooked food. If you do become sick with norovirus, it is important to stay hydrated and rest. There is no specific treatment for norovirus, but the symptoms will usually resolve within a few days.

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