Have you ever been on a cruise before? Regardless of your answer you may well be dreaming of visiting foreign lands and enjoying the many luxurious amenities and services that are provided on board your ship for the duration of the typical holiday. The chances are you would not think of suffering from food poisoning during your holiday.
Fortunately the vast majority of cruise passengers don’t succumb to large scale food poisoning on a cruise. However there is the potential for this to happen from time to time, and if it does it can potentially lead many passengers to fall ill. Needless to say this would ruin someone’s holiday if it happened to them, and the possibility that it could have been prevented would be disappointing to find out.
Food poisoning has the potential to occur when food is not served, cooked or kept in the proper conditions. For example it may be lukewarm instead of being kept hot. It might be stored at an improper temperature or allowed to come into contact with raw food when the item itself is cooked. As you can see, proper health and safety rules should always be adhered to.
How bad might large scale food poisoning be?
It can be a pretty nasty condition to have. Stomach upsets, stomach cramps, sweats and aching limbs might all be associated with food poisoning. Since there are several different types of bacteria that may cause food poisoning there is the potential for the symptoms to vary from one person to another. It might also affect some people more than others, particularly if they are elderly, frail or very young. More than one person might be affected on a cruise too if the same food is eaten by many.
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Date Published: February 16, 2015
Author: David Brown