The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. The current outbreak is the deadliest since Ebola was discovered in 1976. Continue reading
Preventing norovirus outbreak
Norovirus often gets attention for outbreaks on cruise ships, but those account for only about 1% of all reported norovirus outbreaks. Norovirus is very contagious, and outbreaks can occur anywhere people gather or food is served. People with norovirus usually vomit and have diarrhea. Continue reading
Norovirus outbreaks of international cruise ships
Cruise ships participating in the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) are required to report the total number of gastrointestinal (GI) illness cases–including zero–evaluated by the medical staff before the ship arrives at a U.S. port, when sailing from a foreign port. Continue reading
Ebola outbreak in Guinea
The WHO reports there have been 759 cases, including 467 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the Ebola outbreak began in March, according to a statement the organization released on Tuesday.