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In 2006, 53 family members from six states gathered at a home in West Virginia for what should have been a pleasant one-day reunion. But within a few days of the reunion, at least 28 of the attendees had come down with a combination of diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, nausea, chill, and body aches.

The culprit: norovirus.


The case — later examined by local and state health officials — underlined just how wily norovirus can be, and how quickly it can spread, particularly among people in close quarters. It also helps explain why the suspected cases involving a dozen Republican staffers in the Cleveland area for the Republican National Convention have caused such alarm.

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  • Within a couple of hours of disembarking Celebrity Constellation in Singapore on Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 I became very ill, vomiting over and over, and suffering brutal aches and pains all over my body. Luckily we had 2 days in Singapore before departing for Australia on Tuesday, 21 Feb. One & a half days after returning home I’m knocked down by what my local doc called Influenza A. That was 5 days ago but the wheezing in my chest is showing no signs of abating. Am wondering whether any other Constellation passengers have become ill in these ways.

  • what they mean when they say “possible norovirus outbreak” or “believed to be” what they are really saying is they just don’t know. i believe this is a mosquito borne parasite, I’m seeing it everywhere presents with same symptoms as nv with rash.

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