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Author Topic: Sun Princess docks in Brisbane due to norovirus outbreak  (Read 125 times)
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« on: February 16, 2017, 10:28:43 AM »

"A CRUISE ship has docked in Brisbane this morning with about 140 passengers who had been struck with gastro.

It is the second time the Sun Princess ship has been struck by the norovirus this month."

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/sun-princess-docks-in-brisbane-due-to-norovirus-outbreak/news-story/d43cb783d71d49e5e5c79dd08e8cb94e

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 10:33:24 AM »

"It was increasingly common to see those hazmat suits cleaning rooms during the cruise…that's when me and my brother decided to go home."

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/16/11/39/gastro-outbreak-on-sun-princess-cruise-ship-docked-in-brisbane-affects-140-passengers

[Editor: I've seen the workers in the hazmat suits cleaning a cabin.   My cabin steward would never say why]
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 10:37:21 AM »

"Ms Perrott posted to Facebook a week ago to say staff in suits were cleaning the room opposite her and told her the occupant had been taken to the ship's hospital."

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/dozens-struck-down-with-norovirus-on-sun-princess-cruise-20170215-gue0fo.html
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »

"I think it's time Queensland Health got on board and cleaned it up, because it was rampant before we got on," he said.

He and his wife had not fallen sick, but said they had an adverse reaction to the extensive use of disinfectant being used by staff in hazmat suits to clean the ship."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-16/sun-princess-gastro-norovirus-brisbane-queensland-health/8275248
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 10:42:30 AM »

"Queensland Health has been advised the norovirus illness has struck down 173 passengers and three crew during the voyage to New Zealand, with the number of cases having already having peaked."

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/another-gastro-outbreak-on-sun-princess/news-story/9cd9408639edaed7451876154d3b8fb9
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 10:46:16 AM »

It hasn't hit us yet in all the years of traveling.
Guess we're just fortunate.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 05:50:26 PM »

It hasn't hit us yet in all the years of traveling.
Guess we're just fortunate.

. . . . and careful.  Same here.  Been cruising since 1974 and never been sick with noro. 
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