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Document ID (ISN)104611
CIS number 06-206
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dahl E.
Title Dealing with gastrointestinal illness on a cruise ship - Part 1: Description of sanitation measures. Part 2: An isolation study
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.55, No.1/4. p.19-29. 6 ref.
Abstract Reports of outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness (GI) during 17 cruises of a ship with an average of 590 passengers and 611 crew per day were reviewed. During a 250-day period, there were 78 reportable GI cases among the passengers and 49 among the crew; a total of 207 people were isolated. Sanitation measures are described, including the isolation of GI cases and their asymptomatic contacts. It was concluded that a detailed operational directive concerning all aspects of sanitation should be made available for the prevention and control of GI outbreaks on ships.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; gastrointestinal diseases; sea transport; infection control; ships
Descriptors (secondary) disinfection of equipment; health service records; personal hygiene; gastroenteritis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases
Water transportation
Occupational health services