Three hundred passengers fall ill with norovirus on world’s largest cruise ship

It was supposed to be a relaxing five-day jaunt aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Independence of the Seas – travel, adventures and good food in the Caribbean while most of the country was shivering through “extremely frigid air, straight from the Arctic.” But the cruise quickly morphed into a gastrointestinal nightmare, with 332 passengers sickened by a quickly spreading norovirus outbreak and the remaining 5,000 or so people worried they’d be next. As the Miami Herald wrote, by the time the cruise ship returned, most passengers “couldn’t wait to…

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