100 sickened by norovirus during cruise ending in San Diego

Apr 13, 2015 1:47 PM by News Staff, Photo: Wikimedia Commons / MGN

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal health officials say 95 passengers and five crewmembers aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship have been sickened by the gastrointestinal illness norovirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an environmental health officer and an epidemiologist will investigate the outbreak when the ship arrives in San Diego on Monday.

A call from The Associated Press seeking comment from a Celebrity Cruises spokesperson was not immediately returned.

The CDC says staff on the Infinity stepped up cleaning and disinfection procedures in response to the outbreak.

Symptoms of norovirus include vomiting, diarrhea, fever and body aches. According to the CDC, most people recover within three days.

The Infinity is concluding a 15-night cruise. The Celebrity website says the ship regularly travels through the Panama Canal and to Alaska.

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