With the festive season fast approaching and the drop in temperatures, many people look forward to winter sun holidays, including cruises. Some new advice has been issued to help people stay healthy while enjoying a cruise ship holiday.
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Another norovirus outbreak has sickened at least 172 passengers and crew members on a Crown Princess cruise that stopped in Hawaii and Tahiti.
The ship was met by public health officials when it docked in California this weekend, CNN reports.
An experimental drug is being trialed for Ebola may have a new application: norovirus (the “winter vomiting virus”). Scientists are currently undertaking studies on mice to test the drug’s effectiveness.
Scientists have used special tracer viruses to show that contamination of just a single doorknob can leads to the spread of viruses throughout an entire office building. The idea was to see how easily something unpleasant like norovirus spreads.
Need an excuse to order pizza? Scientists have found that carvacrol — the substance in oregano oil that gives the pizza herb its distinctive warm, aromatic smell and flavour — is effective against the winter vomiting bug.
Called the "winter vomiting disease," the virus spreads quickly through hospitals, and other places where people are in close contact for prolonged periods of time. Now Vancouver, Canada is being hit hard by the sickness.
A new study into food disease outbreaks indicates that salads and greens are responsible for more cases of food poisoning than any other. However, the study also indicates that food poisoning cases from poultry are more severe.
Hospital wards are being forced to close down in Britain in effort to contain spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus. Cases of the infection which causes vomiting and diarrhea are spreading and have been reported in more than a dozen hospitals.
The Moscone Center in San Francisco hosted a week long JavaOne Conference where 3 attendees and at least 67 staff workers became infected with a norovirus, a type of medical virus which easily spreads by touching dirty surfaces.
More than 380 cases of the norovirus has been reported by health officials. The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park is located in upper New York State. More common to tropical vacations, the virus has made for a lot of bathroom trips.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about raw oysters that harvested from West Karako Bay, a section of Growing Area 3 in Louisiana. They may be infected with norovirus.