The outbreak marks the first time norovirus has been detected in the area. Philippines is yet to have a vaccine for it, making the situation more dangerous than it already is.
Norovirus, a very contagious stomach bug that often happens to outbreaks on cruise ships, is not only a very dangerous disease that can be acquired by anyone but also a very expensive disease that can greatly impact the economy, new study shows.
Norovirus is an infamous illness. Ruining cruises and restaurant outings alike, norovirus infections are responsible for more than 20 percent of all reported "food poisoning" cases worldwide. Now, new research has determined that raw oysters not only transmit the virus, but also harbor it.
Despite headlines full of cruises ruined by rampant food poisoning, a recent investigation has revealed that restaurants are the favored hunting ground of the bothersome norovirus - which infects about 20 million Americans each year.