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Another day, another cruise ship Norovirus outbreak

According to CNN Federal health officials are investigating another possible norovirus outbreak aboard a cruise ship that just ended a Caribbean voyage.A CDC Vessel Sanitation Program environmental health officer and an epidemiologist boarded the ship when it arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday, February 22 the agency said. The investigators will “conduct an environmental health assessment and evaluate the outbreak and response activities.”

The Veendam carried 1,273 passengers and a crew of 575, the CDC said.

Hundreds of people aboard two cruise ships in the Caribbean fell ill with norovirus last month. The CDC reported that norovirus hit more than 600 passengers and crew on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas in January, making it one of the biggest such outbreaks on any cruise ship in the past two decades.

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