Investigation Update on the AIDAluna
Cruise Line: Aida Cruises
Cruise Ship: AIDAluna
Voyage Dates: September 28–October 12, 2019
Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 85 of 2,166 (3.9%)
Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 10 of 612 (1.6%)
Predominant symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting
Causative agent: norovirus
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Aida Cruises and the crew aboard the ship reported the following actions:
- Collecting stool specimens from passenger and/or crew gastrointestinal illness cases.
- Making twice daily reports of gastrointestinal illness cases to VSP.
- Isolating ill passengers and crew.
- Implementing increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan.
A VSP investigation team met the ship at port in New York, New York, on October 12–13, 2019.
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.
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