to connectVideoWhy are the cruise ships are such a laboratory for norovirus?
Catching the norovirus has become a common trend on cruise ships, but why have the holidays, boats and the like in laboratories for the stomach virus?
A norovirus outbreak has forced passengers and crew members on board a Princess Cruises cruise to the size of the ship, on Wednesday, the last day of the trip.
NOROVIRUS: WHAT EVERY CRUISER NEEDS TO KNOW
The Sun Princess departed Jan. 1 day in Singapore for a 12-night trip with 2,000 other passengers, when the infectious virus is spread all over the ship, The Sun reported. About the 229 passengers had symptoms of the virus, which can include nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea, prior to the cruise, flown in from Singapore.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FOX NEWS APP
The cleaning of the vessel, was carried out Wednesday, as it was an additional cleaning of the terminal “out of an abundance of care and are in compliance with the best practices,” Carnival Australia, is the parent company of Princess Cruises, told The Sun in a statement.
A spokesman for Carnival Australia, claimed that “the vast majority of the more than 2000 guests on the Sun Princess were not affected.”
In the wake of a number of passengers chose to fly back to Australia instead of continuing on to the ship, which has since resumed its scheduled tours, Perth Now reports.
A spokesman for Carnival Australia, claimed that “the vast majority of the 2,000 guests on the Sun Princess were not affected.” However, the lining has been increased by board of health action on the occasion of the first reports of the norovirus.
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER
“The creation and maintenance of a healthy on-board environment, it is always a priority and with the highest standards of public-health work are based on the best international practices. On-board sanitary facilities, and were quickly joined in, one of the guests reporting gastrointestinal symptoms confirmed as being due to the norovirus,” the statement in The Sun and read.
Princess and Carnival, the Cruise does not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
PLEASE FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR FOX, LIFESTYLE, NEWS
This is not the first time that a Sun Princess cruise, it was plagued by a norovirus outbreak. By 2017, at least, of the 91 passengers were ill on a 10 day cruise to the south Pacific.
In January, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was forced to return to Florida one day early, after the 277 passengers and crew members sick with the stomach bug.