Investigation Update on the Silver Moon
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Cruise Ship: Silver Moon
Voyage Dates: December 21, 2022–January 6, 2023
Number of passengers who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 15 of 521 (2.8%)
Number of crew who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 13 of 413 (3.15%)
Predominant symptoms: diarrhea
Causative agent: unknown
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Silversea 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.
- Requested stool specimens from passenger and/or crew gastrointestinal illness cases
- Sent twice 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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