Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:27 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Wave of illness subsides on Caribbean cruise

This article was published January 2, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

— The cruise line that operates the Queen Mary 2 says an apparent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has subsided as the ship heads back to port.

Cunard Line spokeswoman Jackie Chase says just two passengers had suspected cases of norovirus on Tuesday. That’s down from 201 cases reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as the ship made its way through the Caribbean on a 12-night voyage with more than 2,600 passengers.

Norovirus is easily transmittable and typically results in vomiting and diarrhea. The CDC and Cunard say the crew of the Queen Mary 2 took steps to halt the spread of the virus such as deploying teams to do additional cleaning of public areas with disinfectant.

The ship returns to New York on Wednesday.

Comments on: Wave of illness subsides on Caribbean cruise

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Ceo

    Chief Executive OfficerArkansas One-Call & ARKUPS, based in ...
    CONWAY, AR

  • Route driver

    route drivercanteen has immediate FT openings for career min...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Drivers

    drivers: Local company is looking for drivers to transport r...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Instructors

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), located in...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Radiology

    immediate openingslittle rock campus:Rad Tech/Registry Elig ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 742 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online