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Investigation Update on the Sun Princess

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Cruise Ship: Sun Princess

Voyage Dates: 11/30-12/10/06

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passenger: 112 of 2013 (5.56%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 7 of 862(0.81%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: In response to the outbreak, Princess Cruises and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions:

  • increased cleaning and disinfection procedures,
  • notified passengers aboard the ship,
  • sent out a letter to oncoming passengers,
  • sent daily updates to CDC until the number of ill people returned to expected levels,
  • collected stool specimens for analysis.

The number of ill people returned to expected levels for the voyage ending on 12/23/06.