The CDC is investigating an outbreak of illness on the Cunard cruise ship Queen Victoria, with over 150 cases reported since the ship docked in Florida in late January. The cause of the illness is still unknown, but passengers and crew have reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness, including diarrhea and vomiting. The ship has increased cleaning and disinfection measures and isolated those with symptoms. The CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program is monitoring the situation remotely.
The outbreak began after the ship departed from Florida, and passengers have praised the response from the crew. Despite passing a recent CDC check with a high sanitation score, the cause of the illness has not been determined. The ship is currently en route to Hawaii and is scheduled to dock on February 12. The CDC has not ruled out norovirus as the cause of the outbreak, but a definitive cause has not been disclosed. The situation is being closely monitored by health authorities.
Passengers on the Queen Victoria have reported illness, with symptoms of gastrointestinal illness occurring since the ship’s departure from Florida. The CDC is investigating, and the cause of the outbreak remains unknown. Despite passing a recent sanitation check, the ship has increased cleaning measures and isolated those with symptoms. The ship is en route to Hawaii and is scheduled to dock on February 12.