Norovirus Strikes British Cruise Ship! Hundreds have Fallen ill

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Nearly 252 of 919 passengers on board the Balmoral cruise ship have fallen ill with the gastrointestinal condition norovirus, since leaving the UK – the CDC reported.

The ship left Southampton, England, April 16 for a 34-day “Old England to New England” cruise, according to the cruise line’s website.

The Cruise Lines said that the ship has been subjected to “extensive sanitisation measures and cleaning”.

It docked in Portland, Maine, on Sunday, before leaving for Saint John, in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

It has previously visited the Azores, Bermuda, as well as the US cities of New York and Boston.  The cruise line press release said the majority of passengers are from the United Kingdom.

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