In a Huffington News report (read it here), ‘hundreds of passengers’ were suffering from norovirus symptoms — the cruise was Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas trip from Singapore to Tasmania.
The world’s 4th largest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas can carry over 5,000 passengers.
According to the arcticle,
The Norovirus is a gastrointestinal disease with symptoms that include headaches, nausea, projectile vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhea that can occur aboard cruise ships as well as within the shore side population. The Norovirus is primarily spread through unclean hands and surfaces like doorknobs, elevator buttons, and utensils.
Norovirus, stomach bugs and flu-like symptoms make cruise vacations unenjoyable. If you’re suffering from symptoms, seek medical help from the crew.
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