for Cruise Research
centre for research and for
R. E.; Selvey, L.; Crome, M. and Beers, M. "Onshore catering
increases the risk of diarrhoeal illness amongst cruise ship
Diseases Intelligence, 2001, 25:1, 15-17
May 1999, of 134 Queensland (Australia)passengers on a cruise, 91
reported various illnesses including 41 (30.6%) who reported diarrhoeal
symptoms. Queensland passengers who ate while onshore at
non-Australian ports were significantly more at risk of developing
diarrhoeal symptoms than those who did
not. Passengers were particularly at risk when they ate onshore while
undertaking a tour compared with those who did not undertake this tour.
Travellers should be warned of the possibility of contracting
illness from onshore catering.