Norovirus Outbreak on Crown Princess

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 24, 2016

Photo:  Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.

Photo: Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.

 At least 204 passengers and crew onboard Crown Princess voyage have contracted norovirus, according to federal health officials. This is the first cruise ship outbreak of 2016.

 
The cruise, a Princess Cruises, just returned to Los Angeles following a two week cruise from January 3 - 18, 2016. 180 of the 3,060 passengers (5,88 %) aboard the cruise ship were sick with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. 
 
24 of 1,168 crew members (2.05%) became ill with gastrointestinal symptoms which the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed were due to norovirus.  
 
Norovirus is a highly contagious viral illness that often goes by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach flu, and food poisoning.
 
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