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Old February 5th, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DonD View Post
The Crown Princess returned from a seven-day cruise Saturday and was docked at Port Everglades. A total of 140 passengers and 18 crew members were affected by the illness.
The Ruby Princess is scheduled to dock Sunday morning. Cruise officials say another 81 passengers and nine crew members were affected on that ship.

200 cruise passengers struck by norovirus - USATODAY.com
In general, cruise ships carry about half as many crew as passengers. Yet in each case, the number of crew affected was 10% or so of the passengers -- one/fifth of what would be expected!

Could that be because handwashing and other sanitary procedures are constantly hammered at to the crew? Every cruise I have ever been on I have seen passengers bypass the hand sanitizers and men leaving the rest room without washing their hands.

Cruisers -- WASH YOUR HANDS!!!
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