Another Norovirus outbreak – this time on the Crown Princess – has the cruise industry scratching its collective head.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 158 of 3,009 passengers (5.25%) reported being sick. The majority of the cases, 145, took place in the last 15 days of the voyage. A smaller percentage of crew members, 14 of 1,160, were ill.
Per CruiseCritic.com, “In response to the outbreak, CDC health officials boarded the ship in San Pedro today to conduct an environmental health assessment and evaluate the line’s sanitation process. As all cruise ships do when norovirus is discovered onboard, Princess ordered enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the ship and had infected passengers disembark separately to prevent spread of the disease.”
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