The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dropped its controversial No Sail order in favor for a so-called Conditional Sailing Order. In short, the No Sail order has been lifted and the industry will work with the CDC on a realistic, phased-in return to service.
United States Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced on Thursday that borders with Mexico and Canada would remain shut to most travel, to stem the spread of the coronavirus, for another month to Aug 20.
A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health official said this week. . The case involved a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania whose urinary tract infection tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is resistant to the antibiotic of last resort for such infections, known as colistin.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel alert for people traveling to the Caribbean and other areas that have confirmed transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Hundreds of Royal Caribbean passengers were stricken with acute gastrointestinal ailments, including vomiting and diarrhea, on two cruise ships off the coasts of Mexico and California earlier this week. The debilitating illness was identified as norovirus, outbreaks of which aren’t uncommon on cruise ships, especially during the winter season.
British public health officials say they are grappling with an escalating number of cases of the debilitating chikungunya virus, as holidaymakers return from Caribbean countries.