An outbreak of the norovirus stomach bug has sickened 160 people aboard a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ship docked at Norfolk, Va., U.S. health officials and the company said on April 29.
Norovirus outbreak took place aboard the Britain-based line’s Balmoral during a transatlantic cruise, the CDC said in a statement.
The CDC said 153 passengers and six crew members had fallen ill from norovirus, whose symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
The CDC said that the cruise line and the ship’s crew had increased cleaning and disinfection and collected stool specimens. Company also sent a corporate sanitation manager to oversee handling of the outbreak.