Norovirus implicated in Carnival Splendor outbreak



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In a gastrointestinal outbreak tracking which affected 93 people (passengers and crew) aboard a recent Carnival Cruise Line voyage, Splendor of Carnival, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says norovirus was the causative agent of the outbreak.

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Seventy-seven passengers and 16 crew members suffered from symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea during the May 24-31, 2022 voyage.

Norovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that often goes by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach fluand food poisoning.

The symptoms to understand nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some stomach cramps. Sometimes people also have a mild fever, chills,headache, muscle aches and a general feeling of fatigue. The disease often begins suddenly and the infected person can feel very sick. In most people, the disease is self-limiting with symptoms for about 1 or 2 days. In general, children experience more vomiting than adults.

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Norovirus is transmitted from person to person, especially in crowdedfirm places. Norovirus is usually spread through contaminated food and water, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus, then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and closing Contact with someone who is vomiting or has diarrhea.

Norovirus causes more than 20 million illnesses a year in the United States and is the leading cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in the United States.