Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mental health issues in quarantined cruisers

In February 2020, as the world began to realize the scope of COVID-19, Japanese authorities quarantined all 3,711 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise ship for 14 days after a passenger who disembarked earlier ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU lifts mask recommendation for air travel as pandemic ebbs

The European Union will no longer recommend medical masks be worn at airports and on planes starting next week amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, though member states can still require them, officials ...

Health informatics

US traffic deaths rise to highest level since 2007

Even though Americans drove less in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, close to 39,000 lives were lost on U.S. roadways in 2020—the highest death toll since 2007, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID cases halt Canaries-bound cruise for 3,000

Some 3,000 passengers, mostly Germans, saw their Canary Islands-bound cruise halted Monday after a COVID-19 outbreak forced them to disembark in Lisbon, Portuguese authorities said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil health agency confirms COVID-19 cases in cruise ship

Passengers on the cruise ship MSC Preziosa had to wait more than six hours to disembark at Rio de Janeiro Sunday due to an inspection by Brazilian health authorities that confirmed 28 cases of COVID-19 on board - 26 passengers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

3rd Florida-based ship has outbreak, state cases hit record

A COVID-19 outbreak took place on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time this week, as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida hit its highest level since the start of the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Models predict optimal airplane seating for reduced viral transmission

As airline ticket sales have soared during the holiday season and the omicron variant causes surges of COVID-19 cases, a new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study may help passengers and airlines reduce risk of COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World's largest cruise ship reports 48 COVID cases

At least 48 passengers and crew members on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas—the world's largest cruise ship—have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been quarantined, the company said Monday.

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