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Investigation Update on the Carnival Spirit

Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line

Cruise Ship: Carnival Spirit

Voyage Dates: 6/13-6/20

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passengers: 116 of 2205 (5.26%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 8 of 931 (0.86%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: Carnival Cruise Line and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions to respond to the outbreak:

  • increased cleaning and disinfection procedures,
  • made accommodation arrangements for ill passengers that were disembarking, so that they wouldn't spread illness while traveling;
  • submitted stools specimens for analysis,
  • notified oncoming passengers about the illness,
  • provided daily updates about the illness to VSP until the number of ill people returned to expected levels.

By the next U.S. voyage (6/29-7/4) the number of reported cases returned to expected levels of illness.