Cruise Ship Outbreak
Published January 27th, 2014
United States health officials boarded a cruise ship docked in the US Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has at least 300 people sick with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said nearly 300 passengers on the Royal Caribbean International's explorer of the seas have reported getting sick.
That's nearly 10 percent of over 3,00 passengers on the cruise ship that left Cape Liberty, New Jersey, on Tuesday.
Twenty-two crew members also reported feeling ill.
At least two CDC officials were expected to investigate and evaluate the outbreak response on the cruise liner.
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