'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?

October 6, 2013 5:31 PM

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'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?

FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded "cruise ship virus" could sink into history some day, if a promising vaccine trial pans out.

Researchers report that an early test of an experimental vaccine for norovirus -- the cause of a stomach sickness that fells scores of cruise ship passengers and nursing home residents, among others -- reduced symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea by 52 percent.

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