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Abstract

A large outbreak of Norovirus gastroenteritis among passengers and crew of a cruise ship travelling from Florida (USA) to the Caribbean is described. A total of 513 passengers and 74 crew members reported acute gastroenteritis on 6 consecutive cruises during November 2002-January 2003, despite one...

Author(s)
Isakbaeva, E. T.; Widdowson, M. A.; Beard, R. S.; Bulens, S. N.; Mullins, J.; Monroe, S. S.; Bresee, J.; Sassano, P.; Cramer, E. H.; Glass, R. I.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, 11, 1, pp 154-157
Abstract

Dramatic improvements in sanitary engineering and, especially, operational procedures aboard cruise ships began in the mid-1970s after several large outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vessel Sanitation Program, working with the cruise industry,...

Author(s)
Lawrence, D. N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Current Infectious Disease Reports, 2004, 6, 2, pp 115-123
Abstract

This report describes 5 norovirus-associated gastroenteritis outbreaks that occurred during 1 July-2 December 2002 on cruise ships with foreign itineraries sailing into ports in the USA. The cruise ship outbreaks demonstrate how easily norovirus can be transmitted from person to person in a closed...

Author(s)
Cramer, E. H.; Forney, D.; Dannenberg, A. L.; Widdowson, M. A.; Bresee, J. S.; Monroe, S.; Beard, R. S.; White, H.; Bulens, S.; Mintz, E.; Stover, C.; Isakbaeva, E.; Mullins, J.; Wright, J.; Hsu, V.; Chege, W.; Varma, J.
Publisher
Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2002, 51, 49, pp 1112-1115
Abstract

Objective. Foodborne disease outbreaks on ships are of concern because of their potentially serious health consequences for passengers and crew and high costs to the industry. The authors conducted a review of outbreaks of foodborne diseases associated with passenger ships in the framework of a...

Author(s)
Rooney, R. M.; Cramer, E. H.; Mantha, S.; Nichols, G.; Bartram, J. K.; Farber, J. M.; Benembarek, P. K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Public Health Reports, 2004, 119, 4, pp 427-434

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