If You're Worried About Getting Sick On A Cruise, Stick To A Short Trip

Another ten outbreaks occurred on theAmsterdam.This shiplogged an average 17 days at sea during each trip with the exception of one 114-day trip in 2002. Reducing the Risk of Outbreaks Cruise crews begin cleaning procedures as soon as signs of an outbreak are detected to disrupt the spread of the virus. And crew members embark upon an accelerated intensified cleaningonce passengers disembark. These procedures include disinfecting individual cabins and all public venues. Every cruise line maintains their own outbreak prevention and response plan. And the procedures implemented between journeys are meant to create an infections barrier. The CDCs Vessel Sanitation Program also performs two unannounced inspections of ships each year. The inspectors check the temperatures of freezers and dishwashers, examine the overall sanitation and cleaning procedures, check crew quarters, and test chlorination levels in public pools. The VSP also works with cruise lines designing new ships to make sure the ship design minimizes the potential risk of outbreaks. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.businessinsider.com/if-youre-worried-about-getting-sick-on-a-cruise-stick-to-a-short-trip-2014-2

CDC: Cruise Ship Bug Was Newer Norovirus Strain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said by the new Sydney strain of norovirus was the cause of the illnesses on board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. The ship, carrying 3,050 passengers, docked in New Jersey last week after 630 passengers and 54 crew members grew ill during a Caribbean cruise. It was one of the largest norovirus outbreaks on a cruise ship in the last 20 years. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/cdc-cruise-ship-bug-newer-norovirus-strain-22401137

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