Flu on the MP

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#1
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Several members of the expedition team apparently caught the flu according to http://antarcticjw.blogspot.com/. Hope it is contained quickly and hasn't spread widely and that everyone is well soon. Particularly since we embark on Monday.

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2 out of 15 is correct number.
WOuld not consider that "Several"
also if one would dressed up correctly to the current weather every one would be healthy.
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Originally posted by insidevoicemp
2 out of 15 is correct number.
WOuld not consider that "Several"
also if one would dressed up correctly to the current weather every one would be healthy.
Thanks for the update. It's certainly good news. I guess I was confused by, "The expedition team has been hit by the flu and many went back to bed for a few hours." So I guess many is closer to 2 than several.

Phil (who is always dressed correctly )
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Originally posted by insidevoicemp
2 out of 15 is correct number.
WOuld not consider that "Several"
also if one would dressed up correctly to the current weather every one would be healthy.
Are you kidding? They flu virus, or any virus doesn't know or care what you're wearing. A virus causes flu or colds or noro not "dressing up correctly".
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Originally posted by cruisePRN
Are you kidding? They flu virus, or any virus doesn't know or care what you're wearing. A virus causes flu or colds or noro not "dressing up correctly".
You obviesly have not been in Antarctica at all or you dont understand of how important is dress code there...
MP did not have ANY flu like symphtoms since they started Antarctic seasson, and then people do not wear enough clothing they get wet,cold and that together with the hostile environment make people get sick, try it if you dont belive me, get your self littel or not clothes and run or be outside when you are completely heatlhy and do that several days on the row and ones you are about to freeze, go to inside to warm or hot room so you will start to sweat,, then back to outside,, will see how long it takes for you to get sick..and it's nothing to do with virus,, it's human immunity system,,,
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but the immune system is not overtly impacted by how one dresses. However, other factors such as diet, stress, pre-existing illness, etc. can have a huge negative impact on the body's immune system and its ability to fight viruses, bacteria, etc.

People not practicing good hygiene such as proper handwashing, covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing and poor nutrition are the more culpable causes in the spread of disease.
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Hi Angel, you're more accurate then insidevoice. I did the antartic on MP last january and dressing appropriatly is for comfort and avoidance of hpyothermia. No matter how many times you run inside and outside and sweat you need the organism IE virus to cause the flu. One can lower thir resistance to virus' by doing the things you described but you need the FLU BUG to get infected.
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If the bug you're talking about has a really bad cough and lasts for a while - it's been on the ship since November. Almost everyone at my table on the Nov. 14 Transatlantic got it, as did several other passengers, and then it started working it's way through the crew. Karen the social hostess was sick for most of the Rio to Ushuaia trip. I ended up coming home with it, but never developed the cough. I just had a bad fever and felt lousy for 2 weeks.

Lydia

ps. that's just a ship for you - everyone gets sick on the flight to the ship and then passes it around once they get on board. There's really nothing the cruise lines can do about it. Although it doesn't seem to spread as much these days with all the hand sanitation at the restaurants.
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Originally posted by Alexat2
Lydia

ps. that's just a ship for you - everyone gets sick on the flight to the ship and then passes it around once they get on board. There's really nothing the cruise lines can do about it. Although it doesn't seem to spread as much these days with all the hand sanitation at the restaurants.
Exactly, people spread the virus, usually airborne through a cough or sneeze.