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19It Might Be Easy To Get Sick

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Anyone who went through freshman year of college or spent their summers at camp knows what happens when lots of people, who spend their days and nights at a relentless pace, share cramped quarters, use the same bathrooms, and eat from the same, heavily-trafficked buffet. Inevitably, someone gets sick and

suddenly the entire dorm, cabin, or cruise ship has something horrible.

In recent years, cases of norovirus have sickened hundreds of cruise ship passengers in the span of days. Norovirus is a gastrointestinal affliction that causes diarrhea and is spread through contaminated surfaces and food. While you may not be any more likely to get norovirus onboard, it may be difficult to avoid getting sick once an outbreak occurs.

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