Health Tip: Getting Sick on a Cruise10/15/13
(HealthDay News) -- Getting sick during a cruise can quickly
ruin your fun. But since passengers are often confined to
relatively small spaces, germs have a way of spreading quickly
throughout cruise ships.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this
advice for cruise passengers:
- Wash your hands frequently -- always before eating, drinking or
smoking. Also wash hands after you use the restroom, or any time
your hands are dirty.
- If you see someone who is getting sick, stay away from that
- Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water.
- If you become sick, report it immediately to the ship's
- If you become sick before you depart, see if the ship will
offer a refund or alternate travel date while you recuperate.
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