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Investigation Update on the Crystal Symphony

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises

Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony

Voyage Dates: 11/02 - 11/21‬

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 37 of 814 (4.55%)‬‬

Number of ill crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 14 of 569 (2.46%)‬

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: In response to the outbreak, Crystal Cruises and the crew aboard the ship have taken the following actions:‬‬

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to their outbreak prevention and response plan,‬
  • Have contract public health consultants onboard the ship to assist with the infection control measures employed,
  • Preparing a plan for the infection control for the port of San Pedro, CA where the ship will disembark passengers,
  • Collecting stool specimens for submission to the CDC lab‬
  • Making daily reports of gastrointestinal illness cases to the VSP

The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program is evaluating the outbreak and the documentation provided by the ship.


 
 
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