The Norovirus strikes again!  During my classes, we frequently discuss the Norovirus, as it is one of the major concerns in food safety and the CDC is watching closely for more and more outbreaks.  We hear about these all the time and they are becoming more common. I often tell my students that Norovirus can be associated with high risk environments such as prisons, hospitals, elderly and day care facilities, and of course, cruise ships.  Here is the latest on a cruise ship from the UK, the Balmoral, that has ported today in Norfolk, Virginia with over 150 ill passengers.  This is about 17% of the people on board this relatively small ship.  The CDC has ordered the ship and persons aboard to be quarantined and tested, however these numbers could increase rapidly due to the ability of the virus to spread so quickly.