Investigation Update on the Scarlet Lady
Cruise Line: Virgin Voyages
Cruise Ship: Scarlet Lady
Voyage Dates: October 8–October 13, 2023
Voyage number: 10000687
Number of passengers who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 71 of 2,198 (3.23%)
Number of crew who reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 7 of 1,163 (0.60%)
Predominant symptoms: abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea
Causative agents: Salmonella and E. coli
Ship actions reported in response to this outbreak:
- Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to their outbreak prevention and response plan.
- Collected stool specimens from gastrointestinal illness cases for testing.
- Isolated ill passengers and crew.
VSP action in response to this outbreak: Remote monitoring of the situation, including review of 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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