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Document ID (ISN)53880
CIS number 90-1021
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ho M.S., Glass R.I., Monroe S.S., Madore H.P., Stine S., Pinsky P.F., Cubitt D., Ashley C., Caul E.O.
Title Viral gastroenteritis aboard a cruise ship
Bibliographic information 21 Oct. 1989, Vol.2, No.8669, p.961-965. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract 237 passengers (22%) and 28 crew members (3%) on a cruise ship were infected with viral gastroenteritis (vomiting and/or diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, headache, myalgia, fever) on a transatlantic crossing. Epidemiological findings indicate that vomitus was an important factor in the transmission of the disease, and therefore strategies for prevention of the disease should include protection against environmental contamination by viruses in airborne droplets or vomitus.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; ships; gastroenteritis; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; vomiting
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)