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Investigation Update on the Queen Victoria

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Cruise Line: Cunard Cruise Line

Cruise Ship: Queen Victoria

Voyage Dates: 01/12 – 01/27

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers: 168 of 1,854 (9.06%)

Number of ill crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew: 19 of 983 (1.93%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: In response to the outbreak, the crew onboard the ship have implemented infection control and outbreak response procedures, including:

  • closed buffet service, except for served beverages and snacks
  • isolation of ill passengers and crew until symptom free for a minimum of 24-48 hours
  • continuous disinfection of high hand-contact (touch) surfaces
  • additional disinfection spraying of all public areas following disembarkation in San Francisco
  • segregation of soiled laundry from infected cabins for washing in high temperature machines
  • VSP has requested and is receiving GI illness reports twice daily
  • the ship has 2 remaining U.S. ports on this world cruise, from 1-2 February in Hawaii
  • VSP staff met the ship in New York on the previous outbreak voyage ending 12 January and conducted an operational inspection on 15 January in Ft. Lauderdale, FL