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Inspections Sharply Reduce Diarrhea Outbreaks On Cruise Ships

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December 18, 2002
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A new report links diarrhea outbreaks aboard vacation cruise ships to the scores they get on mandatory sanitation inspections. It found that as cruise lines improved their sanitation practices in the 1990s, outbreaks declined. The study also links the inspection pass-fail mark of 86 percent for ships to the incidence of what is popularly but inaccurately known as "stomach flu" -- gastrointestinal symptoms often stemming from water and food contamination among groups of people in close contact.

A new report links diarrhea outbreaks aboard vacation cruise ships to the scores they get on mandatory sanitation inspections. It found that as cruise lines improved their sanitation practices in the 1990s, outbreaks declined.


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Center For The Advancement Of Health. (2002, December 18). Inspections Sharply Reduce Diarrhea Outbreaks On Cruise Ships. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021218075505.htm
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