New Zealand newspapers are reporting that Norovirus has sickened over 200 passengers cruising on the Dawn Princess traveling around New Zealand. The cruise line confined the ill people suffering from diarrhea and vomiting to their cabins at the request of New Zealand health officials.
The report indicates that the Dawn Princess has been traveling to various port town in New Zealand such as Akaroa, Dunedin and Fiordland.
Cruise operators Carnival Australia informed New Zealand health authorities of the outbreak.
Health officials said that ill passengers were not allowed off the ship when it docked.
Over 10% of the passengers, an extremely high percentage, were sickened.
You can read about the previous official noro outbreak involving the Dawn Princess here.
Update: The Otago Daily News cites Cruise Law News today in its article ‘Pukefest’ as norovirus bug hits cruise ship.
December 8 2014 Update: A new Zealand newspaper reports that a tour operator claims that that the "Dawn Princess failed to reveal true extent of norovirus outbreak." That newspapers also states that this is the second norovirus on this ship this year, with a previous norovirus outbreak on the Dawn Princess during a 75 day cruise through Asia and Alaska.
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