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Background: Despite growth in the number of cruises worldwide, evidence about diarrhea experienced by cruise ship passengers remains sparse. We investigated rates of diarrhea and related factors among passengers on world cruises departing from Japan. Methods: Targeting passengers on five world ...

Author(s)
Yamakawa, M.; Sasai, M.; Kasai, Y.; Tsuda, T.; Suzuki, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 23, pp 56-63
Abstract

The spread of humanity across the Earth involved travel across the high seas, and until the advent of air travel, ships were the only way to cross the seas. The migration of humans also led to the spread of new diseases into nonimmune populations, with the introduction of pathogenic organisms or...

Author(s)
Kak, V.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Infections of leisure, 2016, Ed.5, pp 345-353
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing health-related crises in the cruise industry.

This chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of health-related crises within the cruise industry and offers empirical recommendations for both practitioners and scholars. This chapter is divided into 3 parts: the first part briefly reviews the relevant concepts and definitions, the second part...

Author(s)
Liu BingJie; Pennington-Gray, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646084)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Background: Cruise ships carry a large number of people in confined spaces providing an environment for transmission of infections. The aim of this study is to estimate the incidence of and describe the spectrum of respiratory infections and gastrointestinal illness among passengers and crew of ...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Maltezou, H. C.; Papadakis, A.; Katerelos, P.; Saroglou, G.; Tsakris, A.; Tsiodras, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 4, pp 389-397
Abstract

Background: Influenza outbreaks can occur among passengers and crews during the Alaska summertime cruise season. Ill travellers represent a potential source for introduction of novel or antigenically drifted influenza virus strains to the United States. From May to September 2013-2015, the Alaska...

Author(s)
Rogers, K. B.; Roohi, S.; Uyeki, T. M.; Montgomery, D.; Parker, J.; Fowler, N. H.; Xu XiYan; Ingram, D. J.; Fearey, D.; Williams, S. M.; Tarling, G.; Brown, C. M.; Cohen, N. J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax069
Abstract

Respiratory diseases are common infectious illnesses on cruise ships. This study integrated an individual-to-individual probability model, a susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered epidemic model at the individual scale, and an onboard indoor social contact network model for evaluating the infection ...

Author(s)
Zheng LiJie; Chen QingYan; Xu Jian; Wu FangLiang
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Indoor and Built Environment, 2016, 25, 8, pp 1267-1278
Abstract

Background. In the past two decades, more and more Germans decided to spend their holidays on a passenger vessel. This study examined the frequencies and causes of deaths of German travellers aboard passenger vessels of all flags. Methods. The shipboard deaths of all German travellers within the...

Author(s)
Oldenburg, M.; Herzog, J.; Püschel, K.; Harth, V.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2016, 23, 1, pp tav003
Abstract

Cruise tourism has become more popular. Long-term personal contact, complex population flows, a lack of medical care facilities, and defective infrastructure aboard most cruise ships is likely to result in the ship becoming an incubator for infectious diseases. In this paper, we use a cruise ship...

Author(s)
Zhang Nan; Miao RuoSong; Huang Hong; Chan, E. Y. Y.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 12, pp 38790
Abstract

This paper presents recent rates of acute gastroenteritis on cruise ships, obtained using analysis of 2008-2014 data submitted by cruise ships sailing in U.S. jurisdiction (defined as passenger vessels carrying ≥13 passengers and within 15 days of arriving in the United States). Laboratory data was ...

Author(s)
Freeland, A. L.; Vaughan, G. H., Jr.; Banerjee, S. N.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2016, 65, 1, pp 1-5
Abstract

In April 2017, several travelers with acute gastroenteritis on a cruise ship were reported. We conducted an investigation to identify the pathogen, mode of transmission, and risk factors. We searched and classified case-patient according to structured case definition, and collect date of the onset, ...

Author(s)
Qi Li; Xiang XinZhi; Xiong Ying; Ling Hua; Shen HuangCheng; Deng WenWen; Tang WenGe; Shen Tao; Li Qin
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15, 12, pp 2823

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