Investigation Update on the Nieuw Amsterdam
Cruise Line: Holland America
Cruise Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Voyage Dates: May 6–May 21, 2023
Voyage number: 539
Number of passengers who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 246 of 1,971 (12.4%)
Number of crew who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 38 of 826 (4.60%)
Predominant symptoms: vomiting and diarrhea
Causative agents: norovirus
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Holland America 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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