Gastroenteritis. It’s probably not something most cruise ship passengers think about when booking a cruise. But like the Norovirus and other viruses, it can be spread about quickly on a cruise ship and the surrounding port operations.
The viruses can lead to vomiting or watery diarrhea or both, with fevers, abdominal cramping or stomach pain being associated. Stomach pain and a general feeling of tiredness, headache, and muscle aches are common. Thing become very serious when dehydration occurs or the viruses affect people who are already susceptible – especially older cruise line passengers.
As attorney’s dealing with illness of cruise ship passengers who have been incapacitated by viruses and other similar ailments while on a cruise vacation, we take note of instances that happen.
Over the last 3 weeks, a gastroenteritis outbreak has impacted passengers visiting Grand Turk, a popular cruising destination.
According to CruiseCritic.com, “Ships have been bypassing Grand Turk since mid-March after a gastroenteritis outbreak struck locals and cruise ship passengers alike. Carnival brand ships account for the vast majority of cruise calls to Grand Turk.
According to a statement released by the Grand Turk Cruise Center, a task force comprised of cruise line health experts and local public health professionals performed extensive testing on all aspects of the port’s operations, including procedures, systems and equipment.” Read the full article here…
If you’ve become sick while traveling on a cruise ship or at a port of call, you may have questions about the medical treatment you received from the cruise line’s medical staff. Norovirus can be especially nasty and can lead to real complication if left untreated or if improperly diagnosed.
Other stomach flu and virus outbreaks can also lead to further complications. A crew member on board a cruise ship may not always have your best interests in mind. If you do have questions about an illness or concern of medical malpractice, a quick call to our law firm could provide you with answers.
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