Investigation Update on the National Geographic Sea Bird
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Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Cruise Ship: National Geographic Sea Bird
Voyage Dates: September 26 – October 2, 2017
Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 13 of 57 (22.81%)
Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 1 of 30 (3.33%)
Predominant symptoms: diarrhea
Causative agent: unknown
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Lindblad Expeditions and the crew aboard the ship reported the following actions:
- Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures as described in their outbreak prevention and response plan,
- Administered CDC 72-hour food questionnaires to ill passengers and crew, and
- Made an announcement about the incident to passengers.
Note: The gastrointestinal illness cases reported are totals for the entire voyage and do not represent the number of active (symptomatic) gastrointestinal cases at any given port of call or at disembarkation.