Norovirus outbreak on recent P&O Cruises, Arcadia, voyage


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ship sanitation programme It reported the norovirus outbreak on P&O Cruises’ latest cruise, the Arcadia, in the Jan. 6 announcement.


Trip dates were from Dec 29, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023.

According to officials, 84 of the 1,986 passengers (4.23%) and 10 of the 818 crew members (1.22%) developed predominant symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.

In response to the outbreak, P&O Cruises and crew on board reported the following actions:

  • Increase cleaning and disinfection procedures in accordance with the outbreak prevention and response plan
  • Fecal samples collected from cases of gastroenterology of passengers and/or crew
  • Notify guests boarding of the situation on board and encourage them to report illness and good hand hygiene.

The VSP monitors the ship’s response to the outbreak and sanitation procedures for the current voyage.

Norovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is often called by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, Stomach fluAnd food poisoning.

the symptoms includes nauseaAnd vomitingAnd DiarrheaAnd some stomach cramps. Sometimes people additionally have a low fever, chills,Headachemuscle pain and a general feeling of fatigue. The disease often begins suddenly, and Injured The person may feel nauseous. In most people, the disease is self-limiting symptoms It lasts for a day or two. generally, children You suffer from vomiting more often than adults.

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Norovirus spreads from person to person crowdedclosed Places. Norovirus usually spreads through contaminated food and water, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and closing it call With someone who is vomiting or has diarrhoea.

The CDC VSP conducts investigations if 3.0% of the ship’s passengers or crew have a gastrointestinal disease, or if a disease pattern or unusual gastrointestinal characteristic is found (even if the disease rate is less than 3%).

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