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Bayley says passengers would stop getting norovirus if they would just wash their hands

New York - In an interview with Business Insider, Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley said there isn’t much a cruise line can do to prevent a norovirus outbreak.

New York - In an interview with Business Insider, Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley said there isn’t much a cruise line can do to prevent a norovirus outbreak. Even if employees maintain a high level of hygiene on the ship, one infected passenger can negate hours of careful cleaning. The illness is commonly spread through contact with infected vomit or fecal matter, which means that if an infected person doesn’t wash his hands, he can put everyone around him at risk.
According to Bayley, the simplest and most effective way to prevent a norovirus outbreak is for passengers to regularly wash their hands. That’s Royal Caribbean reminds passengers to wash their hands through animated videos that play on screens throughout their ships.

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