Over the weekend, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship – the Grandeur of the Seas – cut short its travel plans when 200 passengers and crew became ill with Norovirus.
Quick highlights of the story:
Norovirus – a frequent passenger on cruise ships these days
Norovirus spread throughout Royal Caribbean passengers and crew
More than 200 people became sick
The CDC boarded the ship in Jamaica to collect samples from passengers
The 9 day scheduled cruise to Jamaica ended early as the virulent norovirus spread throughout the ship.
“Those affected by the short-lived illness are responding well to over-the-counter medication administered on board the ship,” says Royal Caribbean spokesperson Cynthia Martinez, in a statement reported by WJZ-TV.
View video of the incident at CNN.com (image above from CNN news story).
What is norovirus? Read more here from the CDC website.
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