The chances of attracting the Ebola Virus Disease while onboard your ship or in port is extremely low, even if you find yourself traveling to and from the hardest hit countries in West Africa. For those of you onboard ships that don’t call in those countries, namely Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, your chances of coming down with the deadly disease are practically zero, and still only slightly higher if you find yourself onboard a Carnival cruise ship.
None-the-less, the International Maritime Oganization, through its work the World Health Organization and the ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force, has issued some tips on what to do on board ships and in ports of Ebola-affected counties. While the infographic is specific to Ebola, it actually offers some good tips about fighting shipboard viruses in general, especially considering cold and flu season is right around the corner. After all, your fear of Ebola shouldn’t be the only reason to wash your hands.
Click the infographic above to enlarge and for additional IMO resources regarding Ebola, see HERE.