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Investigation Update on the Island Princess

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Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Cruise Ship: Island Princess

Voyage Dates: 10/21-11/5/06

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passenger: 109 of 1959 (5.56%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 11 of 905 (1.22%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: Princess Cruises and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions to respond to the outbreak:

  • increased cleaning and disinfection procedures,
  • continues to provide daily updates until the number of ill people returns to expected levels,
  • submitted stool specimens for analysis.

VSP staff boarded the ship to conduct a targeted environmental health investigation and make recommendations.