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Norwalk Virus at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino -- Be Informed

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Not to cause alarm or panic, but just something anyone going to Sonesta Maho or planning to go to Sonesta Maho should know -- YES, indeed, there have been numerous cases of Norwalk Virus (Norovirus) at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. This virus has been circulating at the resort for several weeks and, from what I hear, nothing has been reported by Signature Vacations, Sunwing Airlines, or Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Martin. Only attempts have been made to Cover It Up, and the staff is very cranky and flustered from dealing with the consequences of this outbreak (I don't envy them, but the situation is not too fun for affected guests). Basic liquids and foods like saltwater, soda, have been declined to affected guests and guests have had to "fend for themselves," making their way to the local pharmacy, if they can... (do consult a doctor if you need to.) This is a virus that can be more pronounced for young children or the elderly and in more acute cases, people with the virus may need to be hospitalized and given fluids intravenously to treat dehydration. The virus is like a marked gastro. If you are at the Sonesta Maho, Take Precautions. If you are planning to go there, consider cancelling; otherwise know what you are getting into. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner. Some of the drugs prescribed in St. Martin may also not be advisable according to Canadian (or other) medical authorities.

A couple basic references about Norwalk Virus (Norovirus):

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fs-sa/fs-fi/norovirus-eng.php

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/poisoning-intoxication/norovirus-eng.php

No need to cause panic or alarm please (which will not help), but precautions SHOULD be taken and the public (especially customers) SHOULD be informed.

Hoping I can save some heartache for the next person...

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