USA – 300 passengers and crew fall ill on Ruby Princess cruise from Texas – Norovirus?

Washington Post

More than 300 passengers and crew on the Ruby Princess contracted a gastrointestinal illness causing vomiting and diarrhea, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week.

The Princess Cruises voyage carrying about 4,000 people ran from Feb. 26 to Sunday in the western Caribbean and docked in Galveston, Tex.

While the CDC has not listed a specific virus, Princess Cruises said in a statement the cause was likely norovirus.

About 10 percent of the passengers and 3 percent of the crew onboard were sick, according to the CDC.

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