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USNearly 500 people are now sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

01:35  12 january  2019
01:35  12 january  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Nearly 300 passengers sickened on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship

Nearly 300 passengers sickened on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship The ship, which has been on a seven-night cruise through the Caribbean, will return to Florida on Saturday, a day early than expected.

Royal Caribbean cruises have had over 500 reported cases of illness since December 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper. The cruise was set to return to Baltimore on Thursday, but a mechanical issue has forced the ship to postpone its return until Saturday.

BALTIMORE -- Nearly 50 people have fallen sick on a cruise ship that departed from Baltimore last week. Royal Caribbean Cruises spokesman Owen Torres told The Baltimore Sun 46 cases of gastrointestinal illness were reported aboard the Grandeur of the Seas ship . The 2,900-passenger

Nearly 500 people are now sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship© Cody Haddad The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas ship while docked in Haiti.

The number of people hit with a gastrointestinal illness on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship has swelled to nearly 500, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

The increase to 475 people comes a day after the company said 277 passengers on the Oasis of the Seas had initially fallen ill.

Travelers on the cruise ship — which according to Royal Caribbean’s website is a 1,187-foot long vessel and was voted the best cruise ship 2014 by Travel Weekly readers — started feeling sick after the ship departed from Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida, on Sunday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50 people have fallen sick on a cruise ship that departed from Baltimore last week. The 2,900-passenger cruise left Baltimore on Jan. 2 for a nine-day trip with stops in South Carolina Last month, about 500 passengers on two separate Royal Caribbean cruises also fell sick .

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The cruise liner was scheduled to sail through the Caribbean before returning to Florida on Sunday. The Oasis of the Seas will now arrive back at Port Canaveral on Saturday. All of the ship’s passengers will get a refund due to the outbreak.

Passenger Shawn Popeleski told the Orlando Sentinel that they were told via a shipwide announcement Friday that the outbreak is “most likely” related to norovirus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus is a type of gastrointestinal illness and is “very contagious.” You can catch it from people infected by it and by touching contaminated surfaces or eating or drinking contaminated food and water.

Symptoms include stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea, according to the CDC. Although it is highly transmissible, the illness is “relatively infrequent on cruise ships,” the CDC states.

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