Norovirus affects Royal Caribbean cruise ship – over 100 passengers sick

As reported by ABC News and media other outlets, Vision of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to port in Florida with over a 100 sick passengers and crew.

The likely reason? Norovirus.

norovirus bad for cruise ship passengers

According to the report…

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has returned to port with more than 100 passengers sickened by a stomach illness thought to be norovirus.

Vision of the Seas returned to Port Everglades, Fla., after an 11-night Caribbean cruise. One hundred five passengers and three crew members fell ill, the cruise line said.

The ship returned as scheduled and ill passengers responded well to over-the-counter medication being administered on board the ship, Royal Caribbean International said.

According to the CDC website…

Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up.

Outbreaks of norovirus aboard cruise ships seems to be occurring with more frequency and is a potential concern for passengers as they embark on their vacations.

Passengers returning from a cruise who believe they became ill from Norovirus or another stomach bug or virus because of conditions on their cruise may have questions that could be answered accurately by a cruise ship injury attorney.

If you have questions for an attorney, please contact Waks and Barnett for a free consultation. Waks and Barnett attorneys have helped hundreds of injured or sick cruise ship passengers evaluate their potential claims against the cruise lines.

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