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Investigation Update on the Millennium

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Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Ship: Millennium

Voyage Dates: 02/22 – 03/05

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers: 157 of 2,020 (7.76%)

Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew: 23 of 938 (2.44%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Causative agent: Norovirus

Actions: In response to the outbreak, Celebrity 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,
  • Made announcements to both notify passengers and encourage case reporting
  • Notified oncoming passengers thru communication with their travel agents
  • Submitted to VSP their response and port turnaround disinfection plans
  • Collected stool specimens for analysis at the CDC laboratories
  • Making twice daily reports of gastrointestinal illness cases to the VSP

Three CDC public health staff will meet the ship on 3 March in Curacao and sail back to San Juan to evaluate the outbreak and response activities .