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Oct

10

2012

Crew members found with meningitis on Italian cruise ship – will it affect passengers too?

Reports over the last 48 hours have shown that 4 crew members aboard the MSC Orchestra contracted bacterial meningitis infections. As a precaution, more than 2,500 passengers and more than 950 crew members were being treated. It seems the news was originally posted by SeaTrade Insider. As related by USA Today, meningitis is… …characterized by a sudden onset of fever, headache and stiff neck, bacterial meningitis is a…

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Oct

09

2012

Meningitis Outbreak on Cruise Ship MSC Orchestra

Yesterday, Oct. 8, it was reported that 4 crew members aboard the MSC Orchestra had contracted and were being treated for bacterial meningitis infections. Read the full article here as reported by gCaptain.com. The potential for crew member injury and illness is an ever present concern when hundreds or thousands of both crew and passengers are aboard cruise ships for extended periods. Cruise lines across…

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