Over 100 people are ill with vomiting and diarrhea aboard the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship which is returning to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a ten day cruise, according to cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 95 out of 2896 passengers (3.28%) and 7 out of 1209 crew members (0.58%) became ill during the cruise with noro-like symptoms.
The CDC has not yet figured out whether the sicknesses were caused by norovirus.
Norovirus can be caused by contaminated food or water, contaminated surfaces or by hand-to-hand contact between infected crew members or passengers.
The cruise line always blames the passengers for not washing their hands. I suppose that happens, but it’s far from the only explanation.
The CDC never discloses why the virus spreads. I wonder why?
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