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CDC report debunks myth about the norovirus on cruise ships - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 21, 2014

CDC report debunks myth about the norovirus on cruise ships

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:20 am

The recent release of a report on norovirus from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores what the cruise industry has known and communicated for a long time: The occurrence of norovirus on cruise ships is rare and it is dramatically lower than the number of incidents of this common illness on land.

Norovirus is often referred to as a stomach bug, and the symptoms typically last between 24 and 48 hours. It is second only to the common cold in terms of its prevalence and is generally not considered a serious illness.

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