Stop Cruise-Ship Tummy Woes

17 Jul

Taking a cruise? Wash your hands often, and encourage others to do the same, to avoid norovirus, an infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea, says Arizona State University scientists.

Researchers compared several strategies, including shipboard cleaning, isolating ill passengers and crew, and hand-washing, and found that hand-washing was the clear winner. It has the potential to stop the spread of norovirus.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health July 2018 Royal Society Open Science, March 7, 2018

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