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Norovirus: It's More Than Just a Cruise Ship Issue

woman_sick_crop_shutterstock_106241129by Zainudeen Idowu Popoola Aromire
Many associate norovirus with the “cruise ship” virus because the news often features stories about ships having to dock early due to an outbreak.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)report that one in 10 passengers between 2008 and 2014 fell victim to this virus. However, despite what the media reports may lead you to believe, norovirus isn’t limited to cruise ships.
Because you can contract norovirus from an infected person, from contaminated food or water, or by touching a contaminated surface, it is highly contagious, especially among children and young adults in day cares, schools, and hostels/dormitories. Once infected, norovirus can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea in its victims. Read more
 


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