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Old 03-04-2010, 03:50 PM
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Feel sorry for the 310 passengers that have been affected by some kind of food poisoning on Vision of The Seas.All passengers & crew were ordered to remain on the ship.Passengers who show no symptoms would be free to leave at Santos.

Its not very often incidents like this happen so it's a surprise when you hear about them.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:59 PM
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I hadn't heard about this yet, Jack; are they certain it is food poisoning and not the dreaded norovirus? The symptoms would be similar. I just can't imagine food poisoning with all the precautions they take.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:17 PM
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Here is the link:

I'm happy to say that all of the cruises I've been on have had no incidents any food poisening & as I said it's not often you hear about this.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:23 PM
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I still wouldn't call it "food poisoning" since it is a term often misused, especially in initial media reports and before any laboratory testing has been completed. People in the southern U.S. call norovirus "the stomach flu" and it has nothing to do with influenza, for example.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:07 AM
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Yep. We're going to find out ONCE AGAIN that some greedy rube thought it was more important to speed past everyone to grab the biggest roll with the best outer brown than it was to take a minute to disinfect his hands.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:28 AM
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I highly doubt this was a case of food poisoning. More than likely the Norovirus that f-mattox and Dave mentioned. It has been going around lately. It doesn't take long to spread on a cruise ship when people don't wash and sanitize their hands.

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:11 AM
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Amen, Detroit Mark. But they have to finger each one before finding the right one. Oh, and tongs will still be sitting in the holder next to the bread basket.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:34 AM
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some greedy rube
Can someone explain ?? I haven't heard the word " rube " before.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:39 AM
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When in doubt, Google. here
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:12 AM
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Thanks.....I did google first but put in " greedy rube " which explains why I didn't get the the answer you gave.
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