Cruise ships and resorts can be wonderlands for adults—a place where they don’t need to worry about clocks or appointments or bills. They can just put everything on their room tab and the only decisions to be made are when to nap or eat, or which show to attend. But once just one person contracts a dangerous illness like the norovirus or legionnaires disease, cruises and resorts can become the site of rapid transmission. Between the buffets, saunas, and mist machines, there are a lot of avenues that bacteria can use to travel quickly. Cruises are some of the scariest places for disease to spread since the passengers are just stuck inside together until the ship can dock. But, resorts are also still dangerous, since it can take a long time for anyone to realize there is illness on the property. If you’re headed to a cruise or resort this summer, here are mistakes that can leave you very ill.
Standing under mist machines
Those misters spraying little water droplets around the pool bar are refreshing, but they can also be carriers of diseases like Legionnaires. If you inhale water droplets carrying the bacteria, you could contract the disease. Don’t dwell under these.