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Investigation Update on the Island Princess

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Cruise Ship: Island Princess

Voyage Dates: 4/23-5/07

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers: 100 of 1954 (5.12%)

Number of ill crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew: 5 of 894 (0.56%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, 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,
  • prepared an infection control plan for the turnaround in Los Angeles,
  • delayed embarkation, and provided notification to oncoming passengers
  • collected stool specimens for analysis.

Princess Cruises is making twice daily reports to VSP and will continue to do so until the number of ill people returns to expected levels.


 
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