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News : National Author: Center for Disease Control Last Updated: Jan 31, 2014 - 4:27:59 PM

CDC Confirms That Illnesses Reported on Royal Caribbean Ship Were Caused by Norovirus

By Center for Disease Control
Jan 31, 2014 - 4:24:00 PM

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( - CDC's laboratory has confirmed that the gastrointestinal illness that sickened more than 600 passengers and crew aboard Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas this week during a cruise to the Caribbean was caused by norovirus.

CDC has been investigating the outbreak since last Sunday, but no particular source has been identified and it's quite possible a source won't be identified.  This outbreak represents one of the largest norovirus outbreaks in the past 20 years.

For more information about CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program, please visit


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