Tagged: Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak

Holland America cruise in Alaska hit by norovirus

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Some 73 people reported falling ill on the Zaandam which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew. Juneau’s top attraction is the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier’s visitor center can receive as many as 6,000 cruise ship visitors in a single day. The U.S. Forest Service monitors reports of outbreaks on cruise ships so it can step up sanitation as a precaution. (alaskapublic.org)

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24 sickened with gastrointestinal virus on Royal Caribbean cruise ship (Azamara Quest)

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A cruise ship carrying passengers stricken with a virus arrived in San Diego Thursday morning. On Wednesday, San Diego Port officials confirmed that several passengers on board the Azamara Quest were sick with a gastrointestinal virus. The CDC is testing for possible norovirus contamination. (abc15.com)

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Sun Princess cruise ship passengers to sue after 8 consecutive voyages left them ‘violently ill’

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The Sun PrincessAt least 16,000 cruise ship passengers may qualify for compensation after eight consecutive voyages on the Sun Princess cruise liner left people feeling “violently ill” — or at least that’s what one Australian firm is hoping in filing a lawsuit against Princess Cruises for the string of norovirus outbreaks. (foxnews.com)

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More than 200 people sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise

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About 220 people on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas became sick during their 5-night Caribbean cruise this week. The 220 reported cases of gastro-intestinal illness symptoms represented less than 5 percent of the 5,547 guests and crew on board, Royal Caribbean spokesman Owen Torres said. (local10.com)

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