By Joan Hurilman
June 16, 2006
To the cruise lines: Why is it the citizen of Ketchikan are not
informed when a ship comes in and is carrying passengers with
the Norwalk virus? Why are passengers allowed to get off of the
ship? We find a ship has been quarantined at the next port, after
leaving Ketchikan, by watching the news.
On Thursday (June 15th) passengers
were roaming around our fair city sharing with locals that over
40 people on their ship had the Norwalk virus. Why?Why?Why? The
real kicker to this is before our visitors are allowed back on
the ship they are "sanitized". Are we that infectious?
Everyone I know stays home when they are ill, prefering not to
share their maladay with others. Shouldn't the residents of Ketchikan
be granted the same respect by our visitors? As a friend of mine
says "Ketchikan becomes a very large petri dish during the
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Joan Hurilman writes, "I have been a resident of
Ketchikan for over 20 years and have watched the tour industry
grow (along with jewelry stores), thus making our fair city a
very large petri dish. "
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