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How Did a Little Boy Drown Aboard a Cruise Line?

It was a normal launching for the passengers and crew aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship. The ship left port at around 4:30 pm on June 30th. At 5:30, the crew announced the ship would be heading back to port. There had been an incident, and it would change one family’s lives forever. How Did a Little Boy Drown Aboard A Cruise Line? Anthem of the Seas crew members discovered an 8-year-old boy in one of the ship’s pools. They estimated the boy had been in the pool for around 8-10 minutes, but at the time, he was unresponsive. The crew administered CPR and established a pulse. Then an NYPD helicopter came to the ship and transported the boy to the nearest hospital. The boy spent two days in intensive care. He was in critical condition the whole time. Then on July 2nd, the boy finally succumbed…
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Is Your Cruise Ship Clean?

When there is an outbreak of sickness on a cruise ship, the massive boat is usually docked and washed from stem to stern. Often solvents and disinfectants are used liberally on every surface, but a new study questions whether these procedures are working. A study out of the Universite Laval, in Canada, has revealed that Norovirus might be transmittable by air. Norovirus is commonly called the “stomach flu,” even though the flu virus isn’t a part of the illness. The virus causes symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. Norovirus is also commonly known to strike on cruises, and ruins vacations for countless people every year. The study’s leader hopes their findings can help change how people deal with these outbreaks. “In light of our results, these rules need to be reviewed to take into account the possibility of airborne transmission of noroviruses,” she says. She also hopes that…
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