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Cruise Ship Passengers Get Sick with Flu


Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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County public health officials were called out to the cruise ship docked off Santa Barbara Harbor last weekend to check on its health protocols after a number of passengers were reported sick from what appears to be norovirus. Better known as the stomach flu, norovirus causes gastrointestinal issues and often wreaks havoc on cruise-ship passengers because of close living quarters. Public health officials consulted with the onboard physician to make sure there was a “healthy environment” and “good protocol,” said a public health spokesperson.

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So was this before or after they got off the ship??
That is just great lets all get a little extremely infectious virus... for a few tax dollars

dadof3 (anonymous profile)
May 8, 2013 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey it doesn't matter if the locals get sick and die, there's more suckers waiting to take our place.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 8, 2013 at 2:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stomach "flu" is not flu, the headline is kind of misleading.

mtndriver (anonymous profile)
May 8, 2013 at 6:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Does this mean we can ban the ships based upon pathogen vector control? While I previously supported their anchoring out, too frequently as of late my waterfront walks have felt more like a stroll through Fresno.

italiansurg (anonymous profile)
May 9, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Instead of the American Riviera we can be the California Arm Pit. In fact cartographically we kinda are.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 9, 2013 at 1:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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