Investigation Update on the Grand Princess
Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Cruise Ship: Grand Princess
Voyage Dates: March 31–April 28, 2023
Voyage Number: AP311
Number of passengers who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 99 of 1,727 (5.73%)
Number of crew who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 32 of 1,089 (2.94%)
Predominant symptoms: vomiting and diarrhea
Causative agents: norovirus
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Princess 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.
- Collecting stool specimens from gastrointestinal illness cases to send to the CDC lab for pathogenic identification.
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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