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Investigation Update on the Grande Caribe

Cruise Line: American Canadian Cruise Line

Cruise Ship: Grande Caribe

Voyage Dates: 9/30-10 /12

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passengers: 29 of 68 (43%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 8 of 17 (47%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: In response to the outbreak, American Canadian Line and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions:

  • increased cleaning and disinfection procedures,
  • collected stool specimens for analysis,
  • sent daily updates to CDC until the number of ill people returned to expected levels.

The ship sailed in Canadian waters; Health Canada took the lead on conducting an onboard investigation.