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Is My Cruise Ship Safe From Norovirus?

Cruise ship passengers normally anticipate the joy of the open sea and the fun of playing in the sun. However, a much less anticipated occurrence has recently afflicted the cruise ship industry: norovirus. Over a short period of time, cruise ships have seen several outbreaks of norovirus . If you are planning on going on a cruise, it is very important to learn how norovirus is spread and how to prevent yourself from catching it.

While cruise ships normally take all of the necessary measures to prevent outbreaks of illnesses, some fail to protect their passengers from the spread of viruses. It is often difficult to predict the occurrence of a norovirus outbreak, so taking precautions like washing your hands frequently can lower your risk of falling ill.

Symptoms of Norovirus

Norovirus affects the gastrointestinal system and can spread through contaminated food on cruise ships. According to the CDC, nearly 20 million cases of illness, including the stomach flu, are caused by the norovirus each year. Symptoms of illness caused by norovirus are more mild than sicknesses caused by E.Coli or salmonella, but include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Body aches

If you have been the victim of an illness on a cruise ship in which over 3% of the passengers fell ill, you may be eligible for compensation.

Speak with a Norovirus Outbreaks Lawyer Today

If you have fallen ill on a cruise ship due to a norovirus outbreak, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., our attorneys understand that an outbreak of norovirus can completely ruin one’s cruise ship experience. We want to help those who have been affected by an outbreak get the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (786) 375-0344.