-- Nancyann Rella
(HealthDay News) -- Each year, millions of passengers embark
from North American ports on cruise vacations.
Traveling on cruise ships exposes passengers to contained
quarters and lots of other people. This means conditions may be
ripe for transmission of germs, either from contaminated food or
water, or more commonly through person-to- person contact.
The National Center for Environmental Health suggests these tips
to help prevent the spread of illness:
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