More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus
About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastro-intestinal illness over the past week, Royal Caribbean announced.
"Independence of the Seas is currently on a 5-night Caribbean cruise, which departed Port Everglades, Florida on December 11," Royal Caribbean said in a statement Friday to ABC News. "Over the week, 220 cases of gastro-intestinal illness were reported— representing 4.86 percent of the 5,547 guests and crew onboard
The Miami-based cruise line continued in its statement, "Those affected by the short-lived illness were treated by our ship’s doctors with over-the-counter medication, and we hope all our guests feel better quickly. Meanwhile, we’re taking steps like intensive sanitary procedures to minimize the risk of any further issues. The ship will also undergo special additional cleaning procedures before it departs on its next cruise."
The Centers for Disease Control's 2017 data shows that 10 cruise ships sailing to foreign ports had at least 3 percent of the passengers reported "diarrheal disease" symptom.
Seems like they have an issue, Chipolte lost half its stock value with similar issues.
More Bathroom news-
Trump loves showing off the White House bathrooms
When he isn’t watching four hours of television each day, President Donald Trump reportedly has a fondness for showing off the White House’s storied bathrooms.
In a New York Times article published on Saturday chronicling Trump’s often unusual habits, the newspaper reports that the former hotelier loves to pass time by taking his guests on tours of his residence, especially the restroom.
“He has an odd affinity for showing off bathrooms, including one he renovated near the Oval Office,” The Times reports.
This means that those who have embarked on Trump’s toilet tours have gotten a rare look inside the White House’s 35 bathrooms in what would undoubtedly be quite a lengthy excursion.
Although little is known about the water closets, a former White House staffer once called the men’s room by the Oval Office “pretty epic,” describing it as a “tiny bathroom with a small sink.” But he also noted that the people coming out of the bathroom were much more impressive than the toilet itself.
He praised the bathroom on the ground floor of the residence near the library as his favorite, detailing its white marble floors and sinks that "radiated luxury."
Trump isn’t the first president reported to cherish his restrooms— Johnson was said to drag people into the water closet with him as he continued his conversations in a bid to intimidate them.
Millard Fillmore introduced the first flush toilet to the White House during his presidency from 1850-1853, but Franklin Pierce, who served from 1853-1857 was the first president to have a modern bathroom with running hot baths and showers.
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