The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 158 of 3,009 passengers (5.25%) and 14 of 1,160 crew members (1.21%) aboard the Crown Princess cruise ship have been sickened with norovirus.
The CDC website says that a Vessel Sanitation Program (VSA) environmental health officer will board the Princess cruise ship in San Pedro, California today to assess the situation.
The last reported norovirus outbreak also involved the Crown Princess, In April we reported on a large outbreak of the nasty bug. 122 passengers and 30 crew members suffered a bout of vomiting and diarrhea. You can read our article about that outbreak here.
You can read about the numerous other norovirus outbreaks on the Crown Princess here. There have been five outbreaks on this ship in just 4 years,
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A video about one of the prior Crown Princess noro-outbreak is below: