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Old 12-08-2002, 09:39 AM
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whats up with this virus going around what is it the walking monkey flu or something? What is rc doing about it does anyone know?
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Old 12-08-2002, 09:39 AM
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whats up with this virus going around what is it the walking monkey flu or something? What is rc doing about it does anyone know?
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Old 12-09-2002, 09:35 PM
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Norwalk-like viruses are second only to cold viruses in the amount they experienced in the US. Because people are contagious before and after having symptoms, it's impossible to keep contagious people from boarding a cruise ship... or going to school, on a plane, in a hospital or nursing home. Our son brought it home from school and has already shared it with our other son. Hmm... reminds me... I need to stock up on some over-the-counter meds for when it's "shared" with my husband and me. <g>

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Old 12-12-2002, 09:55 PM
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We just retruned home from a 10-day Dawn Princess cruise, and everything was OK. I wasn't concerned, but my husband, as well as several in our group, brought cans of Lysol, as well as rubber gloves to wear in the casino. I would be very fearful on going on any of the ships that have been affected. 5 different ships out of about 160 that are on the sea, are certainly nothing to panic about. Just read a review under Holland America Amsterdam with a gentleman on his honeymoon. That might give you an idea to cancel there, but not a general problem. Be cautious, wash your hands, don't eat in ports, and you should be OK.
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Old 12-15-2002, 05:41 AM
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The orginal question asked what RC as doing about the virus - Just received a letter from RC about the proactive steps they implemented to address this issue. Here are the highlights from their multipage release:
--Establihed a task force solely to oversea health and sanitation.
--Have a 3 stage illness prevention program with heightened sanitation procedures from captain to housekeepers.
--Special cleaning products to clean throughout the ship.
--Special cleaning of all "high touch" areas.

As a side note - just got back from a cruise on the Majesty of the Seas and the bar staff not only wiped down counters,bar, etc. with a special cleaning product - They even cleaned the liquor bottles, removed pourers, and sanitized. Staff was visible in public areas cleaning door handles, railings, etc. even casino chips.

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Old 01-15-2003, 03:35 PM
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I recently returned from the Southern Caribbean on the Radiance of the Sea (Dec. 14-21) and I got salmonella. I have a stomach of steel that can eat road-kill on a cracker and not be affected. I would watch out!
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