A dangerous virus has turned a cruise ship with thousands of tourists to the infirmary

Опасный вирус превратил круизный лайнер с тысячами туристов в лазарет

On Friday, January 11, it became known that the American cruise liner “the oasis of the seas” is forced to cancel sailing on the Caribbean sea and return to port of departure is Port Canaveral, Florida.

About it report “Facts”.

The arrival is expected on January 12. Reason is a dangerous virus that has affected almost 300 people. All on the ship are more than 6 thousand tourists and 2 thousand crew members. The voyage was supposed to last a week. The ship made stops in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico.

The first patients appeared in the Wednesday, January 9. As of 11 January, the number had reached 277 persons. All the same symptoms — diarrhea and nausea. First, the captain decided to continue the cruise and try to treat cases by using the existing ship preparations, but it did not help. The spread of the disease is not prevented and announced on Board the ship quarantine.

It is assumed that we are talking about the Norwalk virus. Disease outbreaks caused by them, often occur in closed or semi-closed institutions such as hospitals for the chronically ill, hospitals, prisons, dormitories, and cruise ships. The infection spreads very quickly from person to person or through contaminated food. In many cases the virus is transmitted through food, should only one infected person to touch it. The Norwalk virus causes acute gastroenteritis. The incubation period lasts 24 to 48 hours, usually 33-36 hours illness lasts 24-60 hours.

We will remind, earlier it was reported, Ukraine has called the number of victims of influenza type A.