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The outbreak of sicknesses on several RC ships

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6 minutes ago, Joe B said:

Has any one heard any news on what caused the sickness outbreaks on several RC ships. 

Joe B

Likely norovirus. That's been going around on several RC ships the last two months or so. But you can also pick that up anywhere on land too so wash your hands 😊

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In addition to Noro, it's flu-season.  Winter is usually when we see diseases like this become more common all over (not just on ships).

That in mind you're actually 35 times as likely to get Norovirus on land in the US than on a cruise ship participating the US CDC vessel sanitation program.  Either way, wash you hands.  Constantly.  On ship and shore. 

http://www.cruisehabit.com/one-step-you-can-take-avoid-norovirus-take-cruise

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We were on the Indy after the big outbreak in December, we made it through without any problems.  We did see those people who still walk by the washy washy person.  I bet you they are the ones who still doesn't wear a seat belt in the car.  Sad

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For the record, RCI ships are no more prone than any other ship.  Last summer five Holland ships had outbreaks.  Carnival recently got busted in CDC inspections for failing to properly document on-board illnesses.    

Cruise lines and nursing homes in the U.S. are the only places legally required to report illness when a certain number of people become sick.  Schools, colleges, churches, work places, airlines, trains and no other place is required to report outbreaks.  

Ships don't generate viruses, someone who is sick boards with it and with guests deciding not to wash their hands are more susceptible to propagating it but no more than on an airline or train.

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1 hour ago, LetsTryThisTech said:

I am buying hand sanitizer that claims to kill norovirus and wipes because you can never be too careful. If I'm at least clean it should help at a minimum. Plus I have been sick with what seems like everything this winter. 

There was a thread about this about a month ago...

https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/5191-tips-to-avoid-norovirus-on-a-cruise-ship/&tab=comments#comment-51438

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I would start with the sanitizer in your cabin when you board. door knobs, remotes bathroom fixtures etc.  I am OCD when it comes to this as I've been a victim of it (on land). I also don't touch ketchup, salt and pepper shakers any condiments on tables. I wash my hands after handling menus too. I don't understand people not wanting to prevent as best they can not to get others sick.   (I guess I am really OCD! )LOL

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13 minutes ago, Boston Babe said:

as I've been a victim of it (on land).

you learn a lot after the experience.

 

I do know that most hand sanitizers/wipes don't work against norovirus. I feel like someone posted the brand that is supposed to work.

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2 minutes ago, ellcee said:

you learn a lot after the experience.

 

I do know that most hand sanitizers/wipes don't work against norovirus. I feel like someone posted the brand that is supposed to work.

@twangster and I shared the brands that we use.  See pg2 of this link.

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2 minutes ago, ellcee said:

I do know that most hand sanitizers/wipes don't work against norovirus. I feel like someone posted the brand that is supposed to work.

There's a few. You can search norovirus on amazon and some will come up. I'm getting the Clorox brand though because its cheaper and we are on a budget lol

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27 minutes ago, pamw said:

The virus is airborn so hand gellsc although good to use won't stop you getting it

While norovirus can be airborne, it is only airborne through vomit. Physical contact with the infected person or touching things like infected utensils then touching your mouth is the common way it is spread so using sanitizer before you eat is a good way to protect yourself.  Link from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/features/norovirus/index.html

Don't forget to wipe down your airplane seat and tray cover on the flight to the cruise!

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