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Fred Olsen ‘Black Watch’ hit by Norovirus
24.September.2013

Fred Olsen ‘Black Watch’ hit by Norovirus

The Fred Olsen-operated cruise ship, Black Watch, has become the latest luxury liner to come down with a significant case of norovirus. More than 130 passengers and crew were infected by the virus which causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea. After being quarantined in their rooms, passenger’s cabin doors and luggage was reportedly marked with chalk to protect others and aid...

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Back to School: How to protect your child from Norovirus
06.September.2013

Back to School: How to protect your child from Norovirus

 It’s that time of year again. Schools around the UK are back in action, which means – for both children and teachers – spending most of the day in close proximity to each other. The nights are drawing in and the days getting colder – although we might not want to admit it yet – winter is coming. Some...

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British couple sue cruise operator after Norovirus outbreak
22.August.2013

British couple sue cruise operator after Norovirus outbreak

A British couple are among 50 cruise liner passengers taking legal action against travel firm Thompson Cruises after being infected by the dangerous norovirus bug.Jean Newcombe was treated to the £1,850 trip on the Island Escape liner by husband Kerry to celebrate her 69th birthday and their second wedding anniversary, but they quickly fell violently ill with the bug which...

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Norovirus: what you need to know
16.August.2013

Norovirus: what you need to know

Norovirus, or the winter vomiting bug as it is sometimes known, is on the rise and easier to catch than ever. Don’t let the name fool you; although it is more common in the winter months, norovirus can strike at any time of the year. How much of it is there about? Recorded cases rose by more than four times...

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Norovirus outbreak sweeps care home, kills 9
09.August.2013

Norovirus outbreak sweeps care home, kills 9

Nine have died and 150 people have been infected as a norovirus outbreak swept through a Canadian care home. Noroviruses are highly contagious and cause severe vomiting, cramps and diarrhoea. Although symptoms can clear in a matter of day’s officials say noroviruses are especially dangerous for vulnerable people such as the elderly. ‘For somebody who is elderly and in very...

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