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Racine couple avoids illness on norovirus-stricken cruise ship



The Bilands and their friends dodged getting infected, but Royal Caribbean reported at least 475 passengers and crew members had fallen ill.
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Nearly 300 people come down with stomach illness on Royal Caribbean cruise


A Royal Caribbean cruise ended early after nearly 300 people reportedly suffered gastrointestinal symptoms.

Royal Caribbean confirmed that 277 guests and crew members came down with a symptoms consistent with norovirus, a stomach illness that can be caused by contaminated food or drinks, or by people not washing their hands, according to the CDC.

The cruise line stressed that sick passengers accounted for a small percentage of the nearly 9,000 people aboard the Oasis of the Seas cruise.

Nevertheless, authorities in Jamaica didn’t allow any of the guests to disembark as a precaution. Some passengers complained on social media that many parts of the boat had been cordoned off. They said that most restaurants and bars were closed during the long wait at the Jamaican port.

“Me and my girl…

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Royal Caribbean ship ending cruise early after illness outbreak


Jan. 10 (UPI) — The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas is headed back to its home port one day earlier in Florida because of gastrointestinal illness onboard, the cruise line said Thursday.

The ship, which holds more than 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew members, is returning to Port Canaveral in Central Florida on Saturday because of the sickness of 277 people, Royal Caribbean spokesman Owen Torres told the Orlando Sentinel.

“We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health,” Royal Caribbean said in the statement. “Returning on Saturday also gives us more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship before her next sailing.”

Norovirus, which is highly contagious, causes diarrhea and vomiting that typically lasts for one to three…

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Royal Caribbean Passengers Reportedly Kept On Ship Due To Illness


Nearly 170 people have been felled by a norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. As a result, several passengers have reported that they were not allowed to disembark at one of the ship’s ports of call.

“We Are Bringing Additional Medical Staff On Board”

According to Florida Today, the outbreak began to spread across the ship soon after it departed Port Canaveral. In a statement E-mailed to the media outlet, Royal Caribbean spokesperson Owen Torres said on Wednesday, “As of today, 167 cases of gastrointestinal illness have been reported since Sunday, representing 2 percent…

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Brooklyn group: Guyanese prez illness exploited


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The Brooklyn-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) claims that Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, is seeking to exploit the current illness of President David Granger.

Granger has been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment in Cuba.

Jagdeo, a former president, has filed a no confidence motion against the Granger-led coalition government, which was elected in 2015 with a one-seat majority in Parliament. The government has 33 seats in Parliament, while Jagdeo’s opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has 32.

“Only a man of uncanny decadence would seek to exploit the illness of a Head of State to divide a nation for cheap political points,” said CGID president Richford Burke…

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In 'Blk & Blue,' NY artist focuses on mental illness in communities of color



African Americans are more likely than white Americans to experience psychological distress, but just 1 in 3 who need treatment will seek it.
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