Infectious Risks on Different Types of Ships with Reference to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Trans Marit Sci. 2022 Apr 20;11(1):286–93.

Author: Mulić R, Radošević J, Vidan P, Poljak NK.

Summary: The threat of infectious diseases to seafarers varies according to the type and trade of ship. On cruise ships and passenger ships, the risks of COVID 19 and other respiratory illnesses, as well as food poisoning, are higher than on cargo ships. According to current data, the most common diseases on cruise ships are acute respiratory infections and acute gastroenteritis. Cardiovascular and malignant disorders are the most common problems aboard cargo ships; according to a lot of studies, communicable diseases account for approximately 25% of pathology and are the third most common disease on cargo ships.

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