Investigation Update on the Viking Sea
Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Cruise Ship: Viking Sea
Voyage Dates: November 29–December 13, 2021
Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 116 of 640 (18.13%)
Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 4 of 404 (1.0%)
Predominant symptoms: diarrhea
Causative agent: Vibrio and E. coli
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Viking Cruises and the crew aboard the ship reported the following actions:
- Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan.
- Collected stool specimens from passenger and/or crew gastrointestinal illness cases and sent specimens for testing.
- Sent daily reports of gastrointestinal illness cases to VSP.
VSP is monitoring the situation and the ship’s outbreak response and sanitation procedures.
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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