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The Royal Caribbean's Explorer cruise ship with Norovirus Outbreak

I just read that yesterday Explorer of the Seas was labeled "norovirus cruise ship" in the St Thomas port (US Virgin Islands) - 564 of the guests and 47 of the crew were sick with the stomach flu.
source http://www.cruisenewser.com/explorer-of-the-seas-cruise-norovirus-outbreak/

Other interesting sources regarding the Norovirus are Wikipedia (of course :))))
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus

and also shipcruise with interesting Norovirus cruise statistics, how to avoid catching the noro virus and also what cruise lines have to do in case of a Norovirus outbreak - see here
http://www.shipcruise.org/cruise-ship-virus-norovirus-on-cruise-ships/

When I was reading the shipcruise article, I noticed virtually all the norovirus outbreaks happen during winter months (the majority) and also in spring and fall - with only one outbreak during summer ( Rhapsody of the Seas in August 2012). I guess summer is the time when cruisers tend to wash their hands more thoroughly, or longer - this is what the statistics look like.

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