Norovirus outbreak reported on Queen Mary 2 cruise ship

There are reports of an outbreak of norovirus infections aboard the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship. The exact number of cases is not specified. Special cleaning procedures have been implemented to control the spread of disease. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to norovirus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid contaminated food and water. Travellers should be aware that this group of viruses may persist for some time on inanimate objects such as banisters, door knobs and other surfaces touched by ill persons. Good personal hygiene, especially hand washing, helps to reduce the risk of exposure and infection.

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