Norovirus outbreak: 500 people affected by Royal Caribbean sickness – compensation latest

Cruises are notorious for the quick spread of illness and passengers on board the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas are the latest casualties of winter vomiting bug norovirus. Cruisers first started feeling sick when the cruise ship departed from Port Canaveral in Florida, USA last Sunday. It was due to sail for a week […]

Royal Caribbean cruise hit by norovirus outbreak – guests banned from leaving ship

One of the largest cruise liners in the world has been infected with norovirus as it pulled into port in Jamaica. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, which is currently home to 9,000 guests, put a ban on passengers leaving the vessel as they drafted in emergency medication. A total of 167 people are confirmed […]

Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents

Enlarge / Ebola treatment center at the Hospital in Beni, North Kivu Province. (credit: MONUSCO/Alain Coulibaly) The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a city of nearly 1 million residents. There are now 30 confirmed cases and 15 deaths in the city of Butembo reported in the latest update […]

E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County, Calif., tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are co-operating with U.S. officials.

E. coli warning – the vegetable you should AVOID after ‘life-threatening’ outbreak

E.coli symptoms include a high fever, diarrhoea, and having stomach cramps. The public have been warned to avoid eating romaine lettuce after an outbreak of the bacterial infection was reported in the US. These are the warning signs of the E.coli bacterial infection to look out for.