Cruise Critic, Banned!
On Saturday, January 12, 2013 11:30:05 AM UTC-8, Brian K wrote:
I will repeat what I've said earlier. Norovirus is a virus. Just like
the flu or common cold it is spread by touching a surface where the
virus is present and then touching eyes/mouth/nose. Having a hand held
shower is not going to make much difference if the infected person
doesn't wash their hands and touches elevator buttons, hand rails, door
knobs...etc. Then someone touches the same surfaces and doesn't wash
their hands, then touches nose/mouth/eyes, they'll get infected.
If you are infected you can take a hand-held shower in the morning, but
that won't guarantee that you aren't spreading the virus. That is why on
some cruise ships infected guests are asked to remain in their cabins to
limit spreading the disease.
If everyone was clean, then the chances of disease transmission would be reduced. Making it easier to keep clean, would certainly decrease the chances.
I'm not asking that a bidet be provided ("Lookey here Paw, a place to wash our clothes"), but a shower where on can actually turn around in, one where the chower curtain doesnt act like a boa constrictor, that actually keeps water in the pan, maybe some antibacterial soap, and soap dispensers instead of bar soap.
I'm not so worried about Noro, it is self limiting and usually has no lasting effects. I am more concerned with things like hepititis, TB, Legionnaire, and various staph type infections. Noro is quick to manifest, whereas the others often may fulminate for a period of time. But Noro is indicitive of the disease transmission capability of a ship.