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CDC Investigating Another Illness Outbreak on Cruise Ship
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday
that it was looking into a possible norovirus outbreak on a cruise
ship that had just docked in Florida after a Caribbean cruise.
The ship, Holland America's MS Veendam, docked in Fort
Lauderdale on Saturday after a tour where 114 passengers and 10
crew members came down with the highly transmissible virus,
A CDC team of investigators will "conduct an environmental
health assessment and evaluate the outbreak and response
activities," the agency said.
The outbreak is just the latest in a number of norovirus
outbreaks that have plagued cruise ships over the past month.
CNN, similar outbreaks occurred on Royal Caribbean's
Explorer of the Seas and Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess
cruise ships, involving a total of around 800 sick passengers and
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