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Before you start booking those spring break cruises, you may want to rethink cruising after a third cruise ship has returned to its port with a large number of sick passengers and employees. The 3,104 passenger vessel reported over 180 individuals had fallen ill with a gastrointestinal illness that the cruise line suspected was norovirus,…

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Explorer of the Seas

Stop before you get on that Royal Caribbean cruise ship. In what seems to now be a regular occurrence, a major cruise ship line reports widespread illness among passengers. Royal Caribbean Line’s “Explorer of  the Sea” reported that 281 passengers and 22 crew are suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. This is the second outbreak for the…

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First completely antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases detected in North America. Most sexually transmitted infections that occur in America, occur in terms of rate and proportion among minority populations, in particular African American populations. Whether it is chlamydia, which among African Americans has increased by 17.6 percent over the past several years or HIV, African Americans historically…

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