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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Salacia Salacia is offline
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It can't be easy for any cruise line to know the total number of passengers stricken with a gastrointestinal virus because not all infected report to the Medical Centre. But "The CDC requires "an immediate special report … when the percentage of gastrointestinal illness cases in either passenger or crew reaches 2 percent," wrote Vazquez, a CDC health communication specialist, in an e-mail." quoted from http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...,3050426.story

I don't know how many passengers or crew members are currently on board QM2, but if 2% of either are stricken, my guess is that the CDC website* would reflect that information - and currently there is no mention of an outbreak on QM2 (not to doubt that there is a problem, only that it appears not to have reached the 2% threshold). Of course, that doesn't explain why the passengers on board have not been informed of the reported number of cases to date, thus quelling any speculation.

Best wishes to all concerned. Regards, -S.

*http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/surv/gilist.htm

Last edited by Salacia; December 27th, 2012 at 04:02 PM.
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