The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there has been a disease outbreak on the M/S Veendam operated by Holland America Line (HAL)
The CDC states that the Veendam cruise ship has returned after a a 14 day cruise from February 8-22, 2014 with 114 of 1273 (8.96%) passengers suffering from norovirus-like symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. 10 of 575 (1.74%) crew members are reportedly ill.
The CDC has not figured out the type or cause of the disease outbreak.
The CDC has confirmed four disease outbreaks on cruise ships so far this year.
The story was first mentioned by the Cruise Fever blog.
The HAL Veendam was last infected with e-coli last year. You can read about that outbreak here: Gastrointestinal Virus Plagues Passengers Aboard HAL’s Veendam Cruise Ship.
The Veendam has experienced problems with cleanliness and Illnesses over the years.
In 2012, this HAL cruise ship flunked a health inspection. That’s hard to do. Read our article: Gross! Holland America Line’s Veendam Flunks Health Inspection.
The Veendam also sickened 80 and killed one passenger during a gastrointestinal outbreak in November of 2011.
Over the years, HAL has one of the worst records with disease outbreaks.
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