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Investigation Update on the Caribbean Princess

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Cruise Ship: Caribbean Princess

Voyage Dates: 10/19-10/26

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passengers at the end of the voyage: 172 of 3081 (5.58%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew at the end of the voyage: 13 of 1161 (1.12%)

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,
  • sent daily updates to CDC and until the number of ill people returned to expected levels,
  • notified oncoming passengers of the illness,
  • delayed disembarkation in order to clean in disinfect the ship in greater detail, and
  • collected stool specimens for analysis.

Princess Cruises sent daily updates to VSP until the number of ill people returned to expected levels on voyage 11/02-11/09.


 
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