Articles tagged “cdc”

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Tim Higgins, Bloomberg

Norovirus usually impacts a relatively small portion of passengers and crew onboard a cruise ship, but the frequency with which it happens is troubling for any traveler considering the trip.

4 years ago

Airlines, Airports and Cabin Crews Responding to Ebola Crisis

Airlines, Airports and Cabin Crews Responding to Ebola Crisis

Michael Sasso and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Airlines and airports have been slow to respond to the Ebola crisis, but appear to now be getting their responses in gear.

4 years ago

CDC Rejects Lawmakers’ Calls for Ebola Travel Ban

CDC Rejects Lawmakers’ Calls for Ebola Travel Ban

Mark Drajem , Bloomberg

If there are any more cases of Ebola in the U.S., it will heighten some lawmakers' calls for a travel ban even though experts say such a move would be counter-productive.

4 years ago

JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening for Visitors From 3 West African Countries

JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening for Visitors From 3 West African Countries

Allyson Versprille , Bloomberg

JFK gets about half of the U.S. arrivals from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea so the airport, along with Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty, Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta Hartsfield, will be a focus of Ebola monitoring. Fewer than 1% of U.S. arrivals hail from the three countries where Ebola has made its largest mark.

4 years ago

Health Authorities Rescind Report of MERS Spreading in U.S.

Health Authorities Rescind Report of MERS Spreading in U.S.

Associated Press

So far so good about the absence of MERS spreading in the U.S., although the danger is certainly present, and that's a sobering thought for the country in general, and the travel industry in particular.

5 years ago

Mosquito-Borne Virus Becoming Significant Problem in the Caribbean

Mosquito-Borne Virus Becoming Significant Problem in the Caribbean

David McFadden, Associated Press

Tourism officials in countries impacted by the mosquito-borne virus initially downplayed its impact, but the reality is hard to ignore and will impact visitations. It is important to point out that the Caribbean is a big place, and the virus' impact is mostly being felt in St. Martin, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

5 years ago

9 Worst Cruise Virus Outbreaks in the Past 10 Years

9 Worst Cruise Virus Outbreaks in the Past 10 Years

Samantha Shankman, Skift

These voyages stand out for the particularly high percentages of ill passengers onboard, but the cases give no further insights into how to stop outbreaks from happening in the future.

5 years ago

Virus Outbreaks Are More Likely on Longer Cruises

Virus Outbreaks Are More Likely on Longer Cruises

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The average virus outbreak occurs on a 12-day voyage and causes 6.6 percent of passengers to fall ill. Longer cruises give the virus more time to spread but the factors that lead to an outbreak are the same on every ship.

5 years ago

Norovirus Caused At Least 67% of Cruise Outbreaks in the Last 20 Years

Norovirus Caused At Least 67% of Cruise Outbreaks in the Last 20 Years

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The cause of a norovirus, whether it's a single passenger or malfunctioning dishwasher, is almost impossible to pinpoint making it tough for the CDC or cruise lines to say when, if ever, the risk will be mitigated.

5 years ago

CDC warns travelers of Marburg fever outbreak in commonly visited areas of Uganda

CDC warns travelers of Marburg fever outbreak in commonly visited areas of Uganda

Travelers in the area need only practice basic hygiene and common sense when coming in contact with animals; practices that should be used even in areas without an active outbreak.

6 years ago