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Investigation Update on the Celebrity Millennium

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Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Millennium

Voyage Dates: 05/20 – 27/2011

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 104 of 2,058 (5.1%)

Number of ill crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 9 of 921 (0.98%)

Predominant symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea

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,
  • Collected stool specimens from ill passengers and crew for submission to the CDC lab,
  • Made daily reports of gastrointestinal illness cases to the VSP

Two CDC Vessel Sanitation Program environmental health officers boarded the ship on arrival in Juneau, AK on May 24, 2011 to conduct a limited, targeted environmental health assessment and evaluated the outbreak and response activities.