Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Super Ship, Super Bug

Stomach flu sickened hundreds of passengers on Queen Elizabeth

Nearly 17% of passengers aboard, along with 28 crew, came down with norovirus.

The rise in norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships, in rest homes and prisons, has made a lot of news this year. I can't help but wonder if the constant herculian efforts to disinfect everything in these type of communal places has led to noroviruses getting stronger and therefore more resistant to the same disinfection efforts that created them.

Ick.

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