An outbreak of viral gastroenteritis on a cruise ship.

  title={An outbreak of viral gastroenteritis on a cruise ship.},
  author={Marian McEvoy and William E Blake and David Brown and Jon Green and Ray Cartwright},
  journal={Communicable disease report. CDR review},
  volume={6 13},
Three hundred and seventy-eight passengers reported gastroenteritis during four cruises in the western Mediterranean on consecutive weeks of 1995. The rate at which cases were reported each day increased on the fourth cruise. The ship's owner commissioned an epidemiological investigation from the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre. Cases reported explosive vomiting and diarrhoea, which lasted from 24 hours to five days, and were suggestive of viral gastroenteritis. No food handlers… CONTINUE READING
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