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Cruise Ships May Carry Unwelcome Passengers: Germs

A woman sits on a lounge chair and overlooks the ocean from a cruise ship
A woman sits on a lounge chair and overlooks the ocean from a cruise ship

Tina Krasner of South Windsor, Connecticut, was one of 3,050 people aboard a cruise ship when it departed from New Jersey on a tropical trip in January 2014. Unfortunately, her voyage ended prematurely and unpleasantly — Krasner was one of 630 passengers who got sick (along with 54 crew members) due to a norovirus outbreak.