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CDC investigates two cruise ship outbreaks




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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) reviews investigating two outbreaks on current cruise ship voyages- Seabourn Cruise Lines, Seabourn Odyssey and Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor.

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Seabourn Odyssey: 20 passengers and crew on a current voyage (April 28–May 19, 2022) have been sickened with signs of diarrhea and vomiting.

The etiology of the outbreak is unknown.

In response to the outbreak, Seabourn Cruise Lines and the crew aboard the ship reported the next actions:

  • Increased cleansing and disinfection procedures based on the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan.
  • Sent each day reviews of gastrointestinal sickness instances to VSP.
  • Consulted with VSP about sanitation cleansing procedures and reporting unwell instances.

Carnival Splendor: 93 passengers and crew have reported being unwell in the course of the May 24–31, 2022 voyage.

Like the Seabourn outbreak, people affected on this cruise suffered from vomiting and diarrhea. The reason behind the outbreak is unknown.

In response to the outbreak, Carnival Cruise Line and the crew aboard the ship reported the next actions:

  • Increased cleansing and disinfection procedures based on the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan.
  • Sent each day reviews of gastrointestinal sickness instances to VSP.
  • Consulted with VSP about sanitation cleansing procedures and reporting unwell instances.

VSP monitored the state of affairs and the ship’s outbreak response and sanitation procedures.




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