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Investigation Update on the Celebrity Solstice

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Voyage Dates: April 8 to April 26, 2013

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 178 of 2849 (6.25%)

Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 2 of 1188 (0.18%)

Predominant symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea

Causative agent: Unknown

Actions: In response to the outbreak, Celebrity Cruises and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to their outbreak prevention and response plan,
  • Making announcements to both notify onboard passengers of the outbreak and encourage case reporting,
  • Collecting stool specimens from ill passengers and crew for submission to the CDC lab,
  • Making twice daily reports of gastrointestinal illness cases to the VSP,
  • Consulting with CDC on plans for:
    • Passenger notification procedures and the planned delayed embarkation schedule in Honolulu, Hawaii on 26 April,
    • Disembarkation plans for active cases, terminal and transport infection control procedures.

A CDC Vessel Sanitation Program environmental health officer and an epidemiologist will board the ship on arrival in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 26, 2013 to conduct a targeted environmental health assessment and evaluate the outbreak and response activities. Specimens will be sent to the CDC lab for testing.

 
 
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